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Name of youth killed in fatal crash released

Name of youth killed in fatal crash released

Christchurch Police have released the name of the youth who died in a fatal crash following a Police pursuit last Friday [22 February].

He was Ethan Dallas Takitimu-McKenzie, aged 15, of Christchurch.

The alleged driver of the stolen vehicle in which the deceased was a passenger, a 25- year old Christchurch man, reappeared in the Christchurch District Court today on charges of careless driving causing death and theft of a motor vehicle.

He also appeared on charges of aggravated robbery relating to an incident on Thursday night in which another motor vehicle, a trailer and a motorbike were taken from a recreational area on the north bank of the Waimakariri River, west of the main bridge.

The man was further remanded in custody to 4 March.

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