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11 Aug 2022 8:20
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  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    A senior police officer has paid tribute to a young constable, killed in a car smash on State Highway Five

    A senior police officer has paid tribute to a young constable, killed in a car smash on State Highway Five


    30-year-old Shannon Rastrick - from Tokoroa - had been working in the Taupo area since graduating in 2018.

    She was killed in the accident at Tapapa yesterday morning, when she was off-duty.

    Area Commander Inspector Phil Edwards says she was a loved and valued colleague, who'll be missed dearly.

    An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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