12 Nov 2014

Two dead in Crown Range crash

8:46 pm on 12 November 2014

Two men are dead after a truck crash near the summit of the Crown Range road between Wanaka and Queenstown this afternoon, police have confirmed.

The police were called to the crash about 3pm today after a truck, which was carrying a load of carpet, crashed while going around a bend.

A police spokesperson said the bodies of two men had been recovered from the cab of the truck.

The Crown Range road was closed but was due to reopen late this evening.