No charges laid over Mt Ruapehu bus crash that killed child in July

No charges will be laid over a bush crash on Mt Ruapehu in July that tragically resulted in the death of a child.

On July 28, a Ruapehu Alpine Lifts shuttle bus carrying 31 people crashed on Ohakune Mountain Rd.

Twenty people were injured, while 11-year-old Hannah Francis was killed in the accident.

Det Insp Ross McKay said that after investigations into the accident, no charges would be laid - but police would support other agencies with their ongoing investigations.

In September, Hannah's family spoke out about her passing.

"She was a special child who had the kindest heart and soul of anyone we have ever known," her mother said.

"To have her taken from us in such a cruel way is becoming the reality we now have to live - to now have the rest of our lives ahead of us without Hannah there is just heartbreaking."

Turoa skified closed while the safety of other shuttle busses was reviewed. The road was also closed for a few hours, leaving 1000 people stranded on the mountain.

District Mayor Don Cameron said at the time that work had just been finished to make the road safer.

"This year we've instituted new traffic control to ensure the roads are far safer, and the speeds have been reduced on that road making the speed 80km/h."