2 S'poreans killed in fatal accident during New Zealand road trip: They allegedly drove against traffic

While cruising along the State Highway 1 near Dunsandel in New Zealand on Thursday (May 4) at around 12pm, a Singaporean male and female were killed in an accident with a cargo van.

30-year-old Chen Zhi Hao and 29-year-old Rena Ong were reportedly on a road trip in a rented recreational vehicle (RV) during the time of the accident, reports Lianhe Wanbao

The two died on impact during the accident, while the van driver sustained light injuries. 

Both the victims were colleagues in the multinational company Creston, and the male victim served as a technical director, while the female was an executive. 

According to the New Zealand media, the two rented their RV from Christchurch and were heading down the State Highway 1 near Dunsandel, when they collided with a oncoming cargo van.

Pete Stills from the New Zealand police told media that the accident had arose as the RV which the deceased victims were in had strayed into the lane of the van, which was travelling in an opposite direction. 

The two were thus travelling against the traffic flow.

The van driver, on the other hand, received injuries on his arms and was admitted to a hospital to seek medical attention. 

Stills said that the accident was a tragic example of what could happen if people drove against traffic.