Crash couple named
Police have named the Foxton couple who died after their motorcycle and a car collided near Levin. Karen Ann Slobbe, 59, and Franciscus [Frank] Jacobus Slobbe, 60, of Foxton Beach, died in the crash on State Highway 1, between Whakahoro and Kuku East Rds, about 5.35am on Wednesday. A funeral for the couple is being held at the Foxton RSA today at 11am. Police said their investigation into the crash was ongoing. Horowhenua Mayor Bernie Wanden said the crash was tragic and he hoped it would speed up safety improvements on the highway. “The road between Levin and Otaki ¯ is one of the most dangerous pieces of road in the country and has been for years.” He said efforts were being made to improve the safety of SH1 between Levin and O¯ taki.