Joseph Snode dies on dream journey to New Zealand

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A British backpacker has been tragically killed whereas on a dream journey to New Zealand.

Joseph Snode, 26, was an enormous Lord of the Rings fan and labored at Buckingham College for 4 years to save cash for his journey.

Naturally Hobbiton was one of many first stops on his grand tour however he was tragically killed days later in a one car crash on Otira Freeway in Jacksons, Westland on January 28.

His devastated mom Elaine mentioned: “He was residing his dream life earlier than it was taken from him.”

Joseph was driving to Christchurch when the automotive he was in crash.

“He was given a carry that crashed, killing him immediately, the opposite occupants had minor accidents,” Elaine mentioned.

“He visited Hobbiton and different Lord of the Rings websites and had just a few days mountain climbing on his personal alongside the Abel Tasman Coast Observe. We had no thought these magical days have been to be his remaining days in New Zealand.”

A GoFundMe web page has been arrange for Joseph’s memorial service within the UK.

“It appears to be taking an age to listen to that he’s being repatriated to us. However he’s being cared for by great folks in New Zealand who’ve saved us updated with the method,” Elaine mentioned.