29 Apr 2013

Teen driver killed in Manawatu

8:30 pm on 29 April 2013

A teenager has been killed in a car crash in Manawatu.

Police say Courtney Oddessa Hagley, 16, was driving a car when it veered off Bainesse Road in Rangiotu, south-west of Palmerston North, and collided with a tree on Monday morning.

They say the only passenger in the car, Miss Hagley's boyfriend, also 16, suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

Police are trying to establish what caused the car to crash and have referred the death to the coroner.