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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

A young woman involved in a crash on SH 1 south of Balclutha on 5 December has passed away in hospital.
The 17-year-old was critically injured in the crash and died in Dunedin Hospital today (26 December). 
Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this difficult time.
Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing. 
Note for media: The young woman’s death is not included in road deaths for the holiday period, as the crash occurred prior to the holiday period.