Dunedin man charged with manslaughter over crash

Dunedin man charged with manslaughter over crash

Dunedin police have arrested a 19-year-old man for manslaughter and five other offences for a car crash in July last year.

The crash happened on the corner of Stafford St and Hope St on July 29.

A vehicle containing six people was fleeing from a petrol drive off at the BP Service Station on Cumberland St minutes before.

The driver failed to give way at the intersection resulting in a T-bone crash with a second vehicle that was driving south on Stafford St.

Three passengers received serious injuries and another passenger, an 18-year-old Invercargill woman, died at the scene.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged.

The driver and sole occupant of the second vehicle, a 55-year-old man, received minor injuries and has been cleared of any fault.

The three injured people are recovering but still experience on-going affects as a result of their injuries.

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