7 Apr 2010

11th Easter road fatality named

3:19 pm on 7 April 2010

The name of a youth who became the 11th Easter road fatality has been released.

Blair Sainsbury, 17, from Tiniroto, died when his ute plunged 80 metres down a bank on the Tiniroto Road between Gisbourne and Wairoa on Sunday evening.

His father found his body on Tuesday morning.

Police say it appears the youth was not wearing a seatbelt and may have been thrown from the vehicle.