Levin woman dies in head-on crash on state high­way

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

A Levin woman killed in a headon crash on Tues­day was the rock of her fam­ily, her griev­ing son has said.

Wendy Kauwhata, 54, is be­lieved to have died at the scene of the two-car crash on SH1 south of the Horowhenua town on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

Her part­ner, Colin Kauwhata, is cur­rently in an in­duced coma, son Tepihi Kauwhata said.

A 15-year-old boy also in the car is about to have surgery for two bro­ken legs.

“They left my house at five and then they got in­volved in a head-on col­li­sion with an­other car,” Tepihi said.

There were two rot­tweil­ers in the car at the time of the crash as well, who were res­cued by a by­stander.

The dogs are be­ing treated, one for a bro­ken leg that may need to be am­pu­tated.

Tepihi has set up a Givealit­tle page (givealit­tle.co.nz/cause/ help-for-my-mums-baby-girls#) to help pay vet bills.

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