12 Nov 2009

1 person dead, 7 hurt in Swanson crash

7:37 pm on 12 November 2009

Police investigating a crash in West Auckland which left a young woman dead and six other people hurt believe the van was overloaded, and say the woman who died may not have been restrained.

The van failed to take a bend and rolled on Te Henga Road in Swanson just before 2pm on Thursday.

The woman, 20, from Massey, died at the scene and seven more people were taken to hospital with moderate to minor injuries.

A scene examination is continuing.