Former All Blacks international Jerry Collins and his wife have died in a car accident according to French media reports.
The 34-year-old's vehicle was hit by a bus on the motorway between Montpellier to Beziers, killing Collins and his wife. Their three-month-old daughter was airlifted to a hospital in Montpellier in a critical condition.
Two passengers on-board the bus from Portugal also received injuries.
The loose forward returned to rugby earlier this year after signing with French second division club Narbonne, replacing injured Australian Rocky Elsom.
He had retired from the game two years earlier when finishing up with Japanese club Yamaha
Collins played 48 tests for the All Blacks between 2001-07 and 85 caps for the Hurricanes between 2001-08.
source: data archive