Police identify teens killed in Oamaru crash

The single-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of TY Duncan Rd and Shortland Rd, Oamaru...
The single-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of T Y Duncan Rd and Shortland Rd, Oamaru North. Photo: Daniel Birchfield
Police have formally released the names of the two teenagers who died in a crash in Oamaru North on Wednesday.

Police said they were Michael Shelford Mauheni (17) and Kaylem Rayne Webb-Hirst (16) of Oamaru.

On Friday Kaylem's family named him as one of the people killed in the crash.

Police formally identified both of the victims and all next of kin had been informed, police said.

Members of Kaylem's family declined to comment further when contacted by the Otago Daily Times.

The 18-year-old driver of the vehicle, also a former Waitaki Boys' pupil, was seriously injured in the crash and remains in a stable condition in Dunedin Hospital.

Fire crews found the car alight when they arrived at the scene at the intersection of T Y Duncan and Shortland Rds about 11pm on Wednesday. Two bodies were discovered inside.

The light-coloured car appeared to have run off the roughly 2km Shortland Rd and collided with large stones at the gate of a T Y Duncan Rd property.

Police could not comment further as the crash was still being investigated.



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