A horror crash on Kaeo Hill has claimed the lives of two
young Northland men overnight.
The smash occurred on State Highway 10 south of Kaeo at
It is understood the teenage driver of a car heading south up
the hill lost control, went into a spin and collided with a
ute travelling downhill.
The car, which was carrying two young male passengers, was
shunted into a gully. The driver and front-seat passenger
were dead when emergency services arrived.
The rear passenger suffered back injuries but managed to
climb out of the wreck.
The woman driving the ute suffered chest injuries from her
seatbelt. She and the surviving passenger from the car were
taken to hospital in Kawakawa.
Speed, alcohol and a wet road may have contributed to the
The police Serious Crash Unit is investigating. Police are
contacting next of kin before releasing the names of the
- Northern Advocate