Fatal Vehicle Crash - State Highway 4, Owhango - Central
"Police News Alert Issued *** 3.40pm, 29 December
Fatal Road Crash A young child has died as
the result of a road crash.
At approximately 1:15pm this
afternoon emergency services were called to the scene of a
vehicle crash on State Highway 4 between Owhango and
Only one vehicle was involved in the
incident and was travelling North at the time. Initial
reports are that the vehicle has crossed over the centre
line and crashed.
There were three occupants in the
vehicle at the time, one of which was the
Specialist police units are at the scene conducting
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