7 dead in Waverley accident


A mother in intensive care has now lost her 8-year-old girl to a car crash that also took the lives of her partner and her baby.

The 8-year-old girl became the seventh casualty of the head-on crash in Taranaki on Wednesday, when she died in hospital early Thursday morning.

Two cars collided on State Highway 3, north of Waverley, killing four elderly people in one car instantly, as well as a man and a newborn baby girl in the other vehicle.

The eight-year-old girl passed away in Waikato Hospital early Thursday morning, police said. “Police extend our sympathies to her family and friends.”

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