Tanker driver in triple fatal Patea crash found dead
The driver of a tanker involved in a deadly crash which killed three people in South Taranaki on February 25 has been found dead.
Chantelle Giles, John Bayne and Cherylene Bayne were killed after a Fonterra milk tanker collided with the car the trio were in on Egmont St in Patea.
Police said the death was not suspicious, and was being treated as a suspected suicide. http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/77379469/patea-crash-tanker-driver-found-dead.html
Two people were killed in ‘tragic crash’ near Kaikoura
Two people were killed in a crash between a truck and a car on State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura at 1.30pm on Monday.
The crash happened 9km north of the Conway River in the Hundalees. http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/77382030/crash-between-a-car-and-a-truck-leaves-one-dead
Police can confirm that this crash is now a double fatality. The male and female occupants of the car involved have died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the truck has not been injured. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/40896
DAY 74 of latest ‘Tourists or truth?‘ campaign in NZ
About two-thirds of the road fatalities in New Zealand go unreported by police, or unrecorded by Minitru.
Ministry of Transport (heavily doctored) Road Toll:
- Blog estimate: [About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year] most probably, up to 155 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016.
Other Drip News…
Woman killed in suspected drowning at millionaires marina south of Whangarei
A 38-year-old woman was found dead in a suspected drowning at a marina south of Whangarei. Her body was found in Marsden Cove, an exclusive 230-berth marina at the mouth of the Whangarei Harbour.
Police College staff member found dead near poolside
There has been a CPR call-out to the pool area of the Royal New Zealand Police College at Porirua in Aotea (Porirua), a spokesman at the Wellington police district command centre confirmed. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11597502
Woman found dead in bath tub named
Unexplained death. The woman found dead in a bath in a house in Christchurch has been named as Linda Helen Midgley. The 51-year-old’s body was discovered on Thursday.
Petrol-bomb attack on family in Waikato
Police are appealing for information after a home in Waikato was fire-bombed, forcing the family – and their dog – to flee.
Tenant Tony Menzies was home with his partner, Kelly Ann Myers, and her children, a 6-year-old boy and an eight-month-old boy and their dog.
The arsonist left a threatening note which was found under a brick in the driveway. It was the fourth note of its kind the family had received in less than a month and just last week, their fence was lit on fire.
Man allegedly raped woman after she gave birth
An Auckland man accused of a near-30-year reign of terror against three women allegedly raped one of them in hospital after she had given birth.
A midwife will give evidence of what she saw when she walked in on them.