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Driver killed in Te Kuiti crash named

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 28/09/2016

A man struck and killed by a car after he was thrown from a vehicle he was driving near Te Kuiti has been named by police.

Police say 22-year-old Phil Thom from Benneydale landed on State Highway 30 at Kopaki, south of Te Kuiti on Monday night, after his car crashed into a ditch and he was thrown out.

He was then hit by another car.

Police on Thursday said they believed he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time.

Two passengers suffered minor injuries in the initial crash and both incidents are being investigated.

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