Timaru Herald top 6: July 1, 2013

00:42, Jul 01 2013
pareora crash
SERIOUS CRASH: A 5-week-old baby died after two cars collided on State Highway 1 near Pareora on Wednesday.

Reports relating to two fatal crashes south of Timaru were the most viewed online stories in South Canterbury last week.

An initial report from police that a toddler had been taken to Timaru Hospital on Wednesday following a crash at Pareora was later revised to a report that a five-week-old baby was in a critical condition.

The baby later died from his injuries.

woolshed valley crash
CRASH AFTERMATH: Smoke billows from a burning truck and trailer unit that came to rest against a power pole after a crash on State Highway 1 at Otaio.

Five days later police attended another fatal crash in which a 64-year-old Ashburton man was killed.

1. Baby injured in crash dies



A baby boy has died from injuries sustained in a collision between two vehicles on State Highway 1 yesterday.

2. One killed in crash near Timaru


At least one person was killed when a 4WD and a truck and trailer unit crashed on SH1 south of Pareora this afternoon.

3. Police release baby's name


Police have released the name of the 4-week-old baby who died overnight yesterday from injuries sustained in a collision between a car and a 4WD on State Highway 1 near Pareora.

4. Toddler injured in Pareora crash


A toddler was seriously injured when a car collided with a ute on State Highway 1 just north of Pareora before 12.30pm.

5. Teen tells of waking to sex act


A teenager told the Timaru District Court of waking up and finding she was being sexually violated.

6. Man allegedly hoarded lost items


A lost iPhone 5 equipped with a tracking application led police to the home of a Timaru man who they say was hoarding valuables he found on the streets.

The Timaru Herald