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American family killed in New Zealand highway crash

Posted by te2ataria on February 19, 2015

UPDATE: Griffin Lee, 17, who had been in critical condition since the crash died on 23 February 2008 at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand police said.

Griffin Lee (left), aged 17, and 20-year-old sister Julia Lee (right) were in the front seats of the car when the accident happened. Photo: Supplied/via SCMP.com

The other three member of the family, Standard Chartered senior executive Warren Lee, 53, his wife Aesoon Lee, 52, and their daughter, Julia Lee, 20, were killed instantly on Tuesday (Feb. 17, 2008) when their car collided head-on with a logging truck near the North Island town of Tokoroa. The family were US citizens of Chinese and Korean descent.

Police name the Chinese American family killed in highway crash

The three Americans killed in a road crash on SH1 near Tokoroa on Tuesday (17 February) were identified as 53-year-old Warren Lee, 52-year-old Aesoon Lee and 20-year-old Julia Lee.

Warren and Aesoon Lee were American citizens living in Hong Kong. Their daughter Julia Lee had been living in Massachusetts, but was due to start university in Auckland and her family had come over to settle her in before heading back home, police said.

Her 18-year-old brother, also an American citizen living in Hong Kong, remains in a critical but stable condition in Waikato Hospital.

Julia was driving the car when it crashed. Her brother was a front seat passenger and her parents were in the rear of the vehicle.

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Three US citizens were killed, and a fourth was critically injured, when their car and a logging truck collided on State Highway 1 near Lichfield, north of Tokoroa, between Tokoroa and Putaruru, at about 3.50pmTuesday, 17 February 2015. Picture: John van de Ven/ NZHerald

Parents Aesoon Lee (left) and Warren Lee (right) were on holiday in New Zealand to help daughter Julia relocate for her studies. Photo: Supplied/via SCMP.com

Another Fatal Crash

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 – 10:23pm – Waitemata

At approximately 9.30 pm Wednesday evening  a car that rolled on Simpson road, Ranui, Auckland, killing a male passenger in his mid 20’s died at the scene. The driver and a second passenger have been transported to hospital with injuries.

And, Another Deadly Crash

Earlier Wednesday , a six-car nose-to-tail crash on Auckland’s North Western motorway left one person with serious injuries. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/66374029/One-killed-when-car-rolls-in-Ranui-Auckland

Driver of a rental car, most probably a foreign visitor, was killed in a head-on crash with a truck full of lambs.

The fatal crash happened at 6.30pm on State Highway One near the Omihi railway crossing, 10 kilometres south of the Greta Valley, north Canterbury.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66373257/Driver-dies-in-crash-with-stock-truck
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/one-fatality-following-serious-crash-near-greta-valley

And a serious crash on SH1 Timaru-Pareora Highway

A serious two-vehicle crash on SH1 south of Timaru occurred shortly after 11.45am this morning (19 February 2015). SH1 is closed south of Timaru and diversions are in place on Beaconsfield Road and Talbot Road.

A south-bound car and a north-bound truck collided head on. The driver and sole occupant of the car has been taken to Timaru Hospital with serious injuries, police said.

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