Police have confirmed a Central Hawkes Bay teenager was
killed last night after his car rolled down a steep bank near
Senior Constable Cory Ubels said the 16-year-old who died had
been driving the car, which left the road just after 8pm,
5-kilometres west of Waipawa.
His 18-year-old passenger was flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital
by Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter from the crash site.
Mr Ubels said it was too early to know how the accident
"All we know is the car has driven off the road and down a
very steep bank," he said. Road conditions were dry and there
was a light breeze at the time, he said.
The Honda hatchback ended up on its roof in a paddock.
A blood sample had been taken from the 18-year-old but it was
not yet known if alcohol was involved, Mr Ubels said.