9 Jun 2010

Rakaia Bridge open again as crash victim named

5:57 pm on 9 June 2010

Police have named the man killed in a car crash in Canterbury on Tuesday.

He was Tofamamao Afia, 21, of Timaru.

Mr Afia died when a truck and two cars crashed on the Rakaia Bridge, on State Highway 1, soon after 4.30pm.

Two other people received moderate injuries.

The crash closed the bridge to two-lane traffic overnight but both lanes have since reopened.