Jerry Collins of the Hurricanes and the New Zealand All Blacks addresses the media during a press conference at the New Zealand Rugby Union headquarters on May 26, 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand.
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June 5, 2015 2:33 AM EDT

Prominent New Zealand rugby player Jerry Collins has been killed in a car crash in the south of France along with his wife Alana, according to multiple media reports.

Collins, 34, had represented the All Blacks in almost 50 matches including three as captain.

The couple’s three-month-old baby daughter Ayla survived the crash, which is believed to have involved a bus, and has been airlifted to hospital in critical condition.

Collins was playing professional rugby in France at the time of his death. The New Zealand and global rugby communities are in shock.

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