Chris Eaton's wife killed in crash
April 1, 2013

Western Force Super Rugby player Chris Eaton is grieving after his wife died in a car accident in his native New Zealand over the Easter weekend.

Reserve half-back Eaton withdrew from the match against New South Wales Waratahs in Sydney on Sydney and flew across the Tasman after his wife, Hannah, was killed when the car she was driving collided with an SUV near Thames on Saturday night.

A passenger in the other car suffered serious injuries.

Former Hurricanes player Eaton, who is on a short-term Super Rugby contract with the Perth-based Force, took to Twitter to thank friends and fans for their support for him and their young daughter Layla.

All Blacks Piri Weepu, Victor Vito and Neemia Tialata were among those sending condolences to Eaton, their 28-year-old former teammate at the Wellington-based Hurricanes.

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