3 May 2010

Three killed in car-bus crash named

6:20 pm on 3 May 2010

Police have released the names of the three young people killed when their car crashed into a bus north of Christchurch on Saturday.

They are passengers Kodee Rapana, 15, and Jethro Cooper, 16, and 21-year-old driver Dean McArtney. All three are from Canterbury.

The two other passengers, both male, aged 37 and 17, are in Christchurch Hospital. The teenage boy is in a stable condition and the man is in a serious but stable condition.

Police believe the three backseat passengers were not wearing seatbelts and say alcohol was found in the car.