Police identify 4 who died in Ashburton crash

The scene of a crash where four people died after a truck and van collided near Ashburton.

2021-06-10 11:00:52

Police have named the 4 individuals who died in a crash close to Ashburton final week.

The scene of a crash where four people died after a truck and van collided near Ashburton.

Picture: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

They had been Jonathan Campbell, 54, of Auckland; Avinash Chand, 33; Sheryll Cairns, 66; and Donald Wallace, 61, all of Christchurch.

They died after a truck and van collided on Cochranes Street and Wakanui Street in Elgin.

Space Commander Inspector David Gaskin final week instructed RNZ it appeared the van went by way of a managed intersection because the truck handed in a “second’s carelessness”.

“That is an absolute tragedy,” Gaskin stated.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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