News from NZ Police
The two women who survived Wednesday’s horrific crash at Pelorus remain in Blenheim’s Wairau Hospital in a stable condition.
A 33 year old Marlborough woman who was the sole occupant of a ute has a broken ankle and will require surgery. She also has significant bruising.
A 25 year old German woman who was a front seat passenger in the other vehicle has a broken collar bone and is also badly bruised.
Two men died in the crash. One was from Germany and the other from France. Their post mortem examinations will take place today.
The surviving tourist has told Police the trio only met recently and were sharing a ride.
Serious Crash Investigators are back at the crash scene today working to establish exactly what has happened. Police are working to advise the next of kin.
News from NZ Police – December 5
Two foreign nationals were killed this afternoon in a collision near Pelorus Bridge in Marlborough. One of the deceased was the driver of a vehicle and the other was a rear passenger. Both were men.
A woman who was the front seat passenger in the men’s vehicle, and the woman driver of a ute, were both taken to Wairau Hospital with serious injuries.
Senior Sergeant Peter Payne of Marlborough Police said it appeared one of the vehicles had crossed the centre line. He said conditions at the time were atrocious, with torrential rain and low cloud.
Police are working to formally identify the two dead men.
Earlier news from NZ Police
Two people have died following an horrific crash at Pelorus Bridge in Marlborough. The crash happened shortly after 1pm on the Nelson side of Pelorus Bridge. It involved two vehicles, one of which was a ute with a motorcycle on the back. Two other people were injured in the crash.
State Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson was closed as a result of the crash. Road blocks were in place at Hira, north of Nelson and also at Canvastown. One lane was reopened by mid-afternoon.