Dunedin man killed in crash near Omarama


January 19, 2021

Police have released the name of the man who died when his ute rolled on State Highway 8 near Omarama on Thursday.

He was Gary Wayne Phillips (65), of Dunedin.

Emergency services were called to the crash on the Twizel-Omarama Rd about 12.30pm. No other vehicles were involved.

The ute had been towing a caravan.

Police confirmed at the time that a person had been killed in the crash and another had sustained moderate injuries.

Crews from Omarama and Twizel helped free people who were initially trapped.

Police inquiries are ongoing.