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10 October 2009
A Whangarei teenager is dead after a car he was travelling in collided with another car and rolled down a bank last night.
Whangarei police said Andrew Thomas Ellwood,19, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 7.20pm.
He was a passenger in a car that was travelling along Whangarei Heads Road.
Police said the car crossed the centre line and hit an oncoming vehicle and went 2.5m down a bank.
Mr Ellwood and two other occupants were trapped in the car. Mr Ellwood was conscious when emergency services arrived but died shortly afterwards.
The two other occupants of the car were taken to hospital with serious injuries but were now in a stable condition.
The oncoming car had two adults and a child who were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Police said they believed speed was a factor in the crash.