Mother dies in crash near Raetihi, Central District

Mother dies in crash near Raetihi, Central District

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Central District police attended a fatal crash on State Highway 4, just south of Raetihi, this morning.

The vehicle’s driver, Ayesha Bartle, died at the scene. She was 30, from Stratford.

Her two children aged 8 and 2 were in the back of the car. They appeared unharmed but were taken to Whanganui Hospital for observation.

All three were wearing appropriate restraints.

Police’s Serious Crash Unit attended and are investigating the cause of the crash.