Niko Hill Has Passed Away – Cause of Death
Two of the victims of a fatal crash that claimed five young lives in Timaru last night have been identified.
Aoraki Area Commander Inspector Dave Gaskin looks over the wreckage of the Nissan Bluebird, which was cut in half on impact.
One of the boys was Niko Hill, 15.
Aoraki Alternative Education manager Rob Emerson, left, pictured with Niko Hill (then aged 14) pictured top right. Also pictured are students Devlin Harris, Ben Murdoch, Brayden Wilson, tutor Tuatahi Taha, and Sharon Breakwell.
Another was Javarney Drummond, also 15.
11-year-old in 2017, Javarney Drummond told The Timaru Herald he wanted to be a car mechanic when he grew up and his favourite thing was rugby.
The pair died alongside three others when their car lost control in the crash which is one of the worst in recent history, and smashed into a power pole about 7.30pm on Saturday, ripping the vehicle in two.
Police found the body of one of the dead teenagers in the boot of the car when they arrived at the scene.
The 19-year-old driver of the car, who’s believed to have been on a restricted licence, was the only survivor of the crash. He suffered serious injuries and was transported to Timaru Hospital, from where he posted an apology to social media on Sunday afternoon.
Police suspect speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. Some of the teenagers killed were not wearing seatbelts.
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We are immensely sad to hear about the passing away of Niko Hill which was made known through several notices that we came across through the social media on August 8, 2021. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow, Someone so special can never be forgotten and will be thinking of you in this moment of pain.
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