Young woman dies at wheel

Young woman dies at wheel

Auckland City

The 23 year-old driver of a three-door Honda Civic car that crashed on Quay St late last night was fatally killed when the car hit a tree. She was Emma Elizabeth Cox of West Harbour.

Five others were in the vehicle at the time of the crash which happened at about 11pm outside a Macdonald's restaurant.

Four of the car's passengers are still in Auckland Hospital, some with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. One person was treated in hospital and discharged.

Auckland City District Serious Crash Unit is investigating the crash which happened shortly after the Honda had passed a bus going in the same direction on Quay St.

Anyone who saw the crash and who hasn't spoken to Police should contact Constable Steve Sullivan at Ponsonby Police Station on 09 359 3109.

ENDS
Issued by Noreen Hegarty
Auckland City Police Communications Manager
Ph 09 302 6947 or 0274-951-589
Website: www.police.govt.nz