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Police charge driver over fatal Kumeu van crash

"Police News Alert Issued *** 3.15pm, January 31st (Friday) ***"

Police investigating a van crash that killed two young people in Kumeu last August have charged the driver of the vehicle.

Twenty-year old Ashley Walsh and 19 year-old Tye Gibbs died after the van they were travelling in with the driver crashed on Old North Road.

The Waitemata Serious Crash Unit has completed its investigation and a 22 year-old man has been charged with two counts of driving with excess blood alcohol causing death.

The accused will appear in the Waitakere District Court on Tuesday 25 February.

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