3 Sep 2015

Driver faces drink driving charges over fatal crash

11:26 am on 3 September 2015

A forty-year-old man has been charged following a South Island crash that left a British man dead.

The crash happened late at night in May on the Hakataramea Valley Road, near Kurow.

23-year-old Jarrad Blackler was injured in the crash and later died in Dunedin Hospital.

Canterbury police said the arrested man is facing drink-driving charges and will appear in court in Timaru next week.