9 Mar 2016

Girl, 6, dies from crash injuries

10:42 am on 9 March 2016

A six-year-old has died after being injured a car crash in Southland three weeks ago.

The crash happened on Old Coach Road, Ferndale, Mataura about 11pm 17 February.

The police said at the time that a car, carrying a man, woman, and the six-year-old girl, had left the road and struck a power pole.

A police spokesperson confirmed the child had been taken to Dunedin Hospital but had since died of her injuries.

A man was charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing injury in relation to the incident and was due to appear in court on Thursday.