Victim of fatal crash was 6-year-old Wellington boy Myka Tuala

The child who died in a crash near Whangarei on New Year’s Day has been named.

He was Myka Tuala, 6, from Wellington.

Myak died after a serious head-on crash On January 1 on State Highway 1 at Hikurangi – between George St and Jordan Valley Rd – about 4.20pm .

Police said a further five people have been injured, one critically, two seriously and two moderately.

The road was closed for several hours .

Today Myka’s name was released.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this time,” said police.

“Inquiries into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing.”

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