An Israeli woman killed in a car crash in Te Anau on Saturday has been named by police.

Sixty-one-year-old Irit Wilder, a tourist from Israel, was a rear-seat passenger in a rental vehicle heading south from Homer tunnel on the Te Anau-Milford Sound Highway.

The car reportedly left the road and collided with a tree in what were described as clear, fine conditions.

The driver of the car and another passenger were transported to Invercargill Hospital by helicopter and ambulance where they are being treated for moderate injuries.


Police are investigating the cause of the accident and say it is too early to say if charges will be laid.

Members of the public who came across the scene are being asked to contact Sergeant Tod Hollebon at the Te Anau Police Station on (03) 249 7600.