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Man charged over triple Northland fatality

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/08/2016

A Northland man has been charged over a triple fatality at Dargaville in Northland.

Susanna Stewart, 48, Sadie Stewart, 16, and James Wearmouth, 18, were killed when a ute carrying eight people hit a tree on Baylys Coast Road on June 6.

Four others were injured.

The 49-year-old man, who was the driver of the car, is facing seven charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing death or injury and one charge of failing to remain at an accident.

He is expected to appear in Dargaville District Court on September 1.

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