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Wairoa girl dies from injuries after SH5 crash

POLICE have released the name of a Wairoa girl who died as a result of injuries suffered in a crash on State Highway 5 at Te Haroto in Hawke’s Bay on Sunday, June 21.

She was Teang Atauea, 10, who died in Hawke’s Bay Hospital last Tuesday.

The car she was in left the Napier-Taupo road and struck a tree at about 4pm on June 21. She was one of five people in the car.

A woman in her 30s was seriously injured in the crash and remains in Hawke’s Bay Hospital in a stable condition. A man in his 50s sustained moderate injuries and has been discharged from Hawke’s Bay Hospital. Another patient, a four-year-old, has been transferred to Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland.

A police Serious Crash Unit inquiry into the circumstances of the crash continues.