Fatal crash in Manawatu

One person died and another suffered serious injuries following a crash west of Palmerston North yesterday, which saw a car flip onto its roof.

It is believed four people were in the car at the time of the incident near Himatangi, in which a single car appears to have veered off the road and come to a rest on its roof before 5.30pm, the Palmerston North-based Rescue Helicopter said.

A 19-year-old man died in the crash. Three others were hurt, including one person who suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

- NZME

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