20 Feb 2013

Two dead after tree hit by car

12:06 pm on 20 February 2013

Two people died in a car crash in Edgecumbe on Tuesday night. Their car hit a tree at about 11pm.

One person was still alive when emergency services arrived, but died shortly afterwards.

Police say neither of the two men was wearing a seatbelt, the driver did not have the right kind of licence, and speed may have contributed to the crash.

They do not know yet if alcohol was also a factor.