*"Fatal Crash - Rakaia - National Alerts"*
At 4pm on
Saturday 31st May 2014 a fatal motor vehicle crash occurred
on Thompsons Track at the intersection of Somerton Road,
Two vehicles collided at this intersection which
is controlled by a stop sign.
Three people have died as a
result of the crash.
• One vehicle had four
occupants of which three have died. The fourth passenger
has been transported to hospital by means of a rescue
• The other vehicle had one occupant
who has minor injuries and is being treated at
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