Road Crash fatality in Morrinsville
Road Crash fatality - Morrinsville
Shortly after 2pm Saturday police were called to a
A 4x4 vehicle was travelling on
Seales Road, the vehicle has left the road and has hit a
jogger before continuing into a house.
attended but found the jogger dead.
A local female in her
early 40’s is the deceased person.
investigators attended the scene.
Next of kin are still
being contacted and the deceased name will not be released
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