Man dead after crash with bull

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A 23 year old Harihari man has died after his car collided with a bull on Friday evening.

Police say Codey Peter Pink was driving a Subaru station wagon along Wanganui Flat Road, near the West Coast town of Harihari about 11.20pm on Friday when it struck a bull which had strayed on to the road.

He was taken to Grey Base Hospital in a critical condition before being transferred to Christchurch where he died on Sunday afternoon.

A 17 year old passenger in the vehicle was uninjured. The bull did not survive the crash.

A serious crash investigation is under way and the death has been referred to the Coroner.