An Israeli tourist would probably have survived a car crash if she had been wearing a seatbelt, the Christchurch coroner has found.
Irit Wilder, 61, who was on holiday with her husband and some friends, died in 2013 when the rental car she was a passenger in left the road and collided with a tree near Te Anau.
A police report found the driver had most likely fallen asleep.
The driver and another passenger survived the crash.
Mrs Wilder was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown into the driver's seat.
Coroner Richard McElrea said her death highlighted the importance of wearing a seatbelt.