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  •   Home > News > National > Lower South Island

    A packed public gallery in the High Court at Timaru today, for the sentencing of the sole survivor of a fiery smash at Washdyke

    A packed public gallery in the High Court at Timaru today, for the sentencing of the sole survivor of a fiery smash at Washdyke


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

    He was on a restricted licence and had been drinking, when his car slammed into a power pole at up to 115 kilometres an hour, killing all five passengers.

    Harrowing victim impact statements from 16 family members have been read at court..

    The father of one teen says he's "living an absolute hell-hole".

    Another says the night his son didn't come home - was "sheer hell".

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Lower South Island News
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     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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