28 Dec 2011

Man charged over teens' deaths in crash

6:02 am on 28 December 2011

Police in Tauranga have charged a 20-year-old man with the manslaughter of two girls who died in a car crash on Christmas Day.

The Auckland man has been arrested, and will appear in the Tauranga District Court on Wednesday.

The crash occurred on Tauranga's Welcome Bay Road and killed Merepeka Morehu Clark aged 14, and her sister 13-year-old Brooklyn Morehu Clark.

Police still want to speak with anyone who may have seen a maroon Honda, a black Mitsubishi Lancer and another blue Honda on Orion Drive, Waikite Road and Welcome Bay Road between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Christmas Day.