Driver charged after Hauraki fatal crash

The German woman was killed in the crash on November 24.

Police have laid charges in relation to a fatal crash on State Highway 25.

Nineteen-year-old Melanie Dangel from Germany died in a crash between a car and truck at the intersection of SH 25 and Hauraki Road on November 24.

Police says she was a passenger in the car.

“Police are supporting her family members who have flown to New Zealand,” a police spokesperson says.

“A 19-year-old man who was driving the car has been charged with careless driving causing death.”

He is due to appear in the Thames District Court on Thursday December 6.



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