Police name crash victims
Police can now release the names of the two people who died
in a three-vehicle crash on State Highway One, near Sanson
on Wednesday the 8th of January, 2014.
The woman, aged
51, is Margaret Jane Turnbull and was the mother of Trent
Cole Whitburn aged 20. Both were from Levin.
investigation is ongoing and there is still a lot of
information to be sourced and reviewed before any
conclusions can be drawn especially in relation to any
potential criminal charges," says Acting Detective Sergeant
Shelly Ross of the Manawatu CIB.
Central House Movers,
the company contracted to transport the catamaran was not
involved in the crash. The company transporting the
over-sized load operated in a professional manner and
legally had all the appropriate permits to cover their
"We can confidently say at this stage in our
investigation that the Big Chill truck and the Nissan
vehicle have not been contributing factors to this crash,"
says Acting Detective Sergeant Ross.
Police want to
extend their sincere condolences to the victims' families
and seek the support of media in respecting their privacy
during this difficult time.
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