8 Nov 2008

Bride killed in Auckland car crash

4:59 pm on 8 November 2008

A woman killed in a crash in Auckland on Thursday had just been married and was being driven home from her wedding.

Chinese national Yan Liu, 26, died after the car in which she was travelling hit a lamp post and a traffic island on the South Eastern Highway about 11pm.

Her husband was not travelling with her.

Three other people in the bride's car were injured and two are in a serious condition in hospital.

Police have notified the childcare worker's family in China.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating. Police say speed is believed to have been a factor.