Australian family decimated within minutes of arriving in New Zealand
Posted by te2ataria on September 20, 2016
Road massacre in Huntly: Australian violinist and two stepsons killed, while his partner and her daughter barely escaped death
The Australian family decimated in the deadly car crash had just arrived in New Zealand on Monday and had been on their way to visit relatives for the holidays.
Australian violinist Stephen Phillips and his two stepsons, aged 12 and 14, were killed instantly when the [most probably defective] rental car they were travelling in collided with a truck on State Highway 1 at Huntly on Monday afternoon.
The boys’ mother was rushed to hospital in a critical condition along with her daughter Tessa, 9, who barely survived the crash.
“There’s bits of car scattered hundreds of metres from where the crash happened. It’s everywhere, as far as the eye can see,” said an eye-witness.
Phillips, 54, was First Violinist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and his partner, Belinda Williams, 40, was a casual guest musician for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and played the viola.
“Stephen had been a member of the QSO since 1987 and Belinda has played with the QSO since 2002.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/84441039/ages-released-of-three-males-who-died-in-huntly-crash
Other reported road murders this morning…
Woman killed by truck and trailer while walking on state highway
A 46-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a truck and trailer unit while walking along State Highway 1 at Kinleith in the earlier this morning.