12 Jan 2015

Police name go-kart crash victim

1:55 pm on 12 January 2015

Police have released the name of the nine-year-old boy killed when the motorised go-kart he was driving on a beach in the Far North crashed.

90 Mile Beach

Nine-year-old Rowan Willis died after an accident at Ahipara on Ninety Mile Beach on Saturday. Photo: 123RF

He was Rowan Willis, from Auckland.

He was at Ahipara on Ninety Mile Beach on Saturday, when the kart rolled and he died at the scene.

The incident has drawn attention to the lack of regulatory controls over such go-karts