mergency service personnel attend the scene of a head-on
crash at the top of the Kaimai Ranges which left a
9-year-old girl dead. Photo / APN
A nine-year-old was killed and eight people injured in a
three car crash on the Kaimai Ranges yesterday.
Police said they arrived at the scene around 4:30pm on State
Highway 29, Kaimai Ranges, Tauranga.
A Nissan vehicle travelling west crossed the centre line on a
bend and collided head on with two cars travelling in the
opposite direction, police said.
The nine-year-old girl was in the back seat of a Subaru, and
died at the scene.
Four other occupants of the Subaru were taken to Waikato
Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries, police said.
The driver and passenger of the Honda car sustained moderate
injuries. The driver of the Nissan was taken to Tauranga
Hospital in a serious condition.
Traffic diversion were in place on either side of the Kaimai
Ranges. SH29 was reopened three hours later at 9:30pm.
Police are investigating the crash.