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Three-year-old killed by car


Location: Hatepe, Taupo
District: Bay Of Plenty

Three-year-old killed by car


At approximately 8.55pm tonight (Monday, 24 December) police were called to Hatepe village near Taupo.

It appears that a woman was leaving a property down a shared driveway on Te Mako Mako Lane when her car struck a three-year-old boy. Attempts to revive the boy at the scene were unsuccessful.

Police are currently investigating the incident and providing support for the family.

The death of a child is tragic at any time but is particularly poignant given it is Christmas Eve. Our thoughts go out to the family at this incredibly difficult time.
No further information will be provided this evening and the identity of the little boy will not be released until all next of kin have been advised.

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