Crash victim dies
A Feilding woman critically injured in a car crash near Apiti has died.
Jessica Watts, 18, of Feilding, died in Palmerston North Hospital on Saturday.
Watts was a passenger in a Ford ute that crashed on Oroua Valley Rd, Apiti, shortly after midnight on Friday.
She was thrown from the vehicle as it crashed down a 5m bank, suffering serious head injuries.
The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old man, was moderately injured.
A police spokeswoman said the police serious crash unit was continuing to investigate the crash, but it was too soon to comment on charges.