20 Nov 2016

Girl still in critical condition after deadly crash

12:11 pm on 20 November 2016

A nine-year-old girl is still in a critical condition after a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy and injured five other children in a Waikato town on Friday.

The car crashed into a tree in the town of Ngāruawāhia just after 6pm on Friday evening.

A 15-year-old girl, who was in critical condition is now in a stable condition, and four other children remain in hospital in a stable condition.

Police said it was still too early to confirm the cause of the crash or who had been driving when it happened.

They appealed for anyone who had seen the white Toyota Wish in the hour before the crash to come forward.

A Waikato Hospital spokesperson said the injured children were aged between 9 and 15 years old.