Fatal crash in Rangitikei District

Fatal crash in Rangitikei District


A six-year-old boy has died following a crash on Turakina Valley Road, between Kauaekeke Road and Bald Hill Road, in the Rangitikei District.

It happened just before 2:15pm when a ute went down a bank. There were no other vehicles involved.

Three from the vehicle were transported to Wanganui Hospital by road. One person in the vehicle was winched out with the assistance of a helicopter, and they were flown to hospital.

Police cannot at this stage confirm their injury status.

The circumstances of the crash will be investigated.


Issued by the Police Media Centre