Fourth person dies following highway crash

Fourth person dies following highway crash

Bay of Plenty

A fourth person has now died following a crash on SH1 near Tokoroa on Tuesday, 17 February.

17-year-old Griffin Lee was the front seat passenger in a car that collided with a truck. He has been in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital since the crash and died earlier today.

His parents, 53-year-old Warren Lee and 52-year-old Aesoon Lee, and his 20-year-old sister Julia Lee also died in the crash.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing.

Media enquiries should be referred to Communications Manager Kim Perks on 027 234 8256.