Two teenagers died in South Wairarapa yesterday afternoon
after their utility vehicle left the road and collided with a
The two males, aged 15 and 19, from Greytown, crashed about
200m south of the intersection of the East-West Access Rd,
One was found dead at the scene, while the other died while
paramedics attended to him.
The vehicle had been travelling south when the crash
occurred, said Masterton traffic sergeant Chris Megaw.
"It's a single vehicle involved, lost control, gone off the
road, sideways into a tree, on the passenger side."
Passersby who witnessed the accident called emergency
Police opened a paddock to divert vehicles past the scene.
Mr Megaw said the weather at the time of the crash was fine.
A witness who arrived later told the Times-Age skid marks
were visible on the road and the vehicle was "wrapped" around
A police investigation team and emergency services worked
into the evening to free the bodies, with the vehicle removed
- Andrew Bonallack of the Wairarapa Times-Age