Murdered, or killed on NZ death roads (most recent, incomplete list)
Another Chinese student murdered in NZ. A 24-year-old Asian student has been found stabbed to death in Half Moon Bay. – details not released.
Fatal crash in Napier. Maree Schafer (American?), 18, died at the scene of the crash on Sandy Road, Meeanee, Napier at around 11.35pm Tuesday night.
The 18-year-old male who was driving and the 15-year-old front seat passenger suffered serious injuries and are currently being treated in Hawkes Bay Hospital.
Yet another violent death in Christchurch. Sheena Louise Wright 41, of Christchurch, was struck by a train just north of the Hornby shopping complex at about 4.50am.
Killed in Rotorua. A 33-year-old Rotorua woman is dead and her teenage son, 14, is fighting for his life after a head-on collision near Tauranga.
The accident happened on State Highway 2 between Papamoa and Te Puke about 4.15pm on Sunday.
Deadly crash in Hamilton. A teenage passenger in a three-car crash west of Hamilton last Thursday died in hospital in Auckland overnight.
The 17-year-old was travelling west on State Highway 23 near Whatawhata shortly before 10pm in a Suzuki Swift.
An eastbound Nissan Bluebird crossed the centreline and collided head-on with the Suzuki, Waikato police said.
The female driver of the Suzuki was in a critical but stable condition in Waikato Hospital, while the driver of the Nissan had serious leg injuries.
Deadly Crash near Hatepe, Taupo. One person died in the crash. No further details of the deceased or the circumstances of the crash will be released until the next of kin have been advised [Usually means the victim was a foreign visitor.]
Deadly Crash at Whatawhata. Shayna Kumitau, 18, died in Auckland Hospital early yesterday – four days after a head-on crash at Whatawhata.
Head-on crash in the Bay of Plenty kills one, injures six. A head-on car crash in the Bay of Plenty today killed a woman and left six other travellers, including two children, in hospital.
Ngaruawahia homicide update and name release. Waikato Police investigating the death of a man whose body was found lying at a rural property north of Ngaruawahia on Sunday morning have released the name of the deceased.
Motorcyclist killed south of Christchurch.
Schoolgirl was flung 20 metres, after train hit vehicle. Carterton schoolgirl Grace Ellen Diedrichs, 15, was killed just after 8.15am when the train slammed into the ute she was a passenger in.
“The car has actually hit the side of the train and it’s spun around, so the back of the cab is non-existent.” police said.
“The female passenger of the vehicle was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.”
The ute’s driver, Jonathan Painter, 17, was taken to Wairarapa Hospital with serious head injuries.
Police release names of two car crash victims. The driver of a Subaru car who was killed when the car crashed into a tree in Edgecumbe last night (Tuesday, 19 February) can now be identified as 19-year-old Kane Jamie Te Riini from Edgecumbe. The 25-year-old passenger in the vehicle was also killed and he has been identified as Cyrus Aidan Brady, known as Aidan, from Matata.
[Some of the above entries may have been inadvertently duplicated.]