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US man charged over fatal Northland crash

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 2/05/2016

An American tourist has been charged over a fatal crash which killed two Northland women.

The 66-year-old man is due to appear in Kaikohe District Court on Monday after the crash on State Highway 10 at Oromahoe.

He's been charged with careless use of a motor vehicle causing the death of 29-year-od Kylee Anne Rakich and Virginia Keogh, 44.

Both died at the scene on Saturday night.

He has also been charged with one count of careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury.

A 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the crash and is in Whangarei Hospital and an eight-year-old girl was also taken to hospital.

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