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  •   Home > News > National > Lower South Island

    A young driver behind a crash that killed five teenagers at Washdyke, near Timaru, has today been jailed for two-and-a-half years

    A young driver behind a crash that killed five teenagers at Washdyke, near Timaru, has today been jailed for two-and-a-half years


    Tyreese Fleming has admitted to five charges of dangerous driving causing death on August 7.

    He was 19 at the time, on a restricted licence and had been drinking ... when his car hit a power pole at high speed.

    Newstalk ZB's Courtney Winter says family sitting in a packed High Court public gallery in Timaru were angered by Justice Rob Osborne's final sentence.

    One man yelled and stormed out of the courtroom, and another muttered it was disgusting.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Lower South Island News
     11 Aug: A man with Nomad gang links has been arrested after a fleeing driving incident in Invercargill
     08 Aug: A call to forbid Robinson helicopters from flying in moderate or severe turbulence
     06 Aug: The Franklin Bulls are out of the New Zealand basketball league after an 81-77 loss to the Southland Sharks in Invercargill
     06 Aug: Firefighters have managed to contain a blaze that broke out at a skifield north of Queenstown
     05 Aug: Southern District road users are being asked to take care, as high winds continue
     05 Aug: An investigation is continuing into a fatal crash in Invercargill
     05 Aug: A trial date has been confirmed for a woman charged with murdering her three young daughters in Timaru
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     Today's News

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    International:
    FIFA to start Men's World Cup early to give host nation Qatar a prime-time kick-off 21:09

    Environment:
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    Law and Order:
    Former police sergeant sentenced to more than seven years' prison for role in storming US Capitol 18:09

    Rugby League:
    A kiwi-tinged Bulldogs side are hoping to bounce back tonight against the Warriors 18:09

    Basketball:
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    Law and Order:
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    Business:
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