Girl's identity confirmed

Thursday 20 September 2012, 3:02PM
By New Zealand Police


Police have today confirmed that a girl who died in a farm vehicle accident near Twizel about midday on Sunday (16 September) was seven-year-old Katie Jane Lamb.

Rural Canterbury Area Commander, Inspector Dave Gaskin, said Police’s thoughts were with Katie’s family.

“This was a tragic accident and our thoughts are with Katie’s family at this very difficult time as they come to terms with what has happened.”

Mr Gaskin said Police inquiries to date indicated that Katie had fallen from a vehicle and been run over.

The matter had now been referred to the Coroner.


Media note: the family have asked for privacy while they come to terms with their loss and do not wish to be approached by media for comment. Please be advised that the funeral service for Katie tomorrow (Friday) is not open to media.