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US man charged over Nelson road deaths

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 28/02/2017
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A US man has been charged with the deaths of two people who died in a three-vehicle crash on State Highway 60, near Nelson on Monday.

The 62-year-old is facing two counts of careless driving causing death and four counts of careless driving causing injury.

Two people were killed in the three-vehicle crash, where two of the vehicles were a truck and a 4WD towing a caravan, on the Coastal Highway on Monday morning.

Police have named one of the victims as Stephen Anthony Jayes, 41, of Nelson.

Five others were injured.

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