Fa­tal crash

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A young woman is dead af­ter the car she was driv­ing col­lided with a power pole. Har­riet He­m­ana, 20, died af­ter the col­li­son on Car­ring­ton Rd at 5.30am on Sun­day. Three pas­sen­gers from the car were taken to Auck­land City Hos­pi­tal in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion and are re­cov­er­ing. It took some time to iden­tify the driver be­cause the pas­sen­gers were semi-con­scious when emer­gency ser­vices ar­rived, Auck­land Cen­tral Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Matt Knowsley says. The car col­lided with an­other be­fore hit­ting the power pole and po­lice are try­ing to es­tab­lish if it crossed the cen­tre line, Mr Knowsley says. The driver of the other car was not se­ri­ously in­jured. Po­lice are await­ing the re­sults of tests to find out if al­co­hol was a fac­tor in the crash. Car­ring­ton Rd was closed be­tween Great North and Se­gar roads for a large part of Sun­day while the po­lice se­ri­ous crash unit in­ves­ti­gated. Ms He­m­ana was from Parakai.

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