Man dies as car hits tree


A man was killed after his car crashed into a tree in Penrose last night.
The crash happened at 8.45pm on Great South Road, Penrose between Church Street East and Southdown Lane.
Police this morning confirmed the male driver, the sole occupant, died at the scene. “The vehicle blocked the southbound lanes for some time, while serious crash unit attended,” a spokesman said. “Police are still investigating and no further information will be released until next of kin have been advised.” NZME

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