New Zealand rally driver Possum Bourne has died 12 days after suffering severe head injuries in a crash.
Bourne was New Zealand's only professional rally driver
Bourne, 47, had been in a coma and on life
support in Dunedin Hospital since the head-on collision on Good Friday.
His family had decided that keeping him on life
support was no longer in his best interests after the full
impact of his injury became apparent over the weekend.
In a brief statement, Bourne's family said he had died
peacefully on Wednesday morning in New Zealand.
Bourne was driving on a public road in Central Otago ahead
of a hill climb competition when his Subaru collided head on with another
competitor near the South Island resort town of Wanaka, 360 miles south of Wellington.
New Zealand's only full-time professional rally driver, Bourne was a three-time Asia-Pacific champion and seven-time Australian rally winner.