8 Aug 2009

Two die in Gisborne car crash

6:37 am on 8 August 2009

A teenager and a man have died in a car that crashed while overtaking another vehicle in Gisborne.

Police say a 14-year-old girl and a man aged 23 in the overtaking car were killed as the vehicle left the road and crashed about 9.30pm on Friday.

The driver and other passengers suffered minor injuries, while the occupant of the second car was unhurt.

A section of State Highway 2 on Makaraka Road was closed between Pilmer Road and the intersection of Main Road on Saturday morning, as police completed an examination of the scene.