Driver dies days after crash

Last updated 11:16 04/06/2014
 Kaimai Range crash
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The driver of a Nissan van involved in a three-car collision in the Kaimai Ranges on Thursday, died from his injuries at Tauranga Hospital on Monday night.

Police said Roy Clifford Baxter, 55, of Mount Maunganui, was driving the van when it crossed the centre line on State Highway 29 on Thursday about 4pm.

People in a Subaru vehicle, also involved in the crash, were still in hospital.

One was in a critical condition.

A 9-year-old girl, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, died shortly after the crash.

Police inquiries continue and no further information was available at the time Baxter's name was released last night. 

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