Truck driver dies after Canterbury crash

  • 08/09/2015

A truck driver has died after crashing into the riverbed near Hinds in mid-Canterbury.

The truck left a one-lane bridge on Maronan Road this afternoon and dropped into the riverbed, seriously injuring the driver in his 60s.

Inspector Dave Gaskin of Timaru police says rescue crews worked for nearly an hour to extract the man from the wreckage before he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road is closed while police examine the scene and the truck is removed from the riverbed.