18 Jul 2013

Boy racers charged after fatal crash

10:31 pm on 18 July 2013

The drivers and a passenger of three boy racer cars have been charged with operating a vehicle in a race causing death and injury after a fatal crash near Napier in February.

Maree Schafer, who was aged 18, died in the crash.

Police allege the car she was a passenger in was racing when it crashed.

Three drivers and a passenger, aged from 17 to 20, have been charged.

One of the drivers was disqualified and another was a learner driver.

The charges include inciting a person to operate a vehicle in a race which has resulted in death or injury.

All those charged have been granted interim name suppression and bailed to appear in court again on 7 August.