The number of victims has not yet been released. Nearby residents, and other locals who have travelled past the crash site, earlier posted online about a large number of fire engines, ambulances and police cars at the scene. They had their whole lives ahead of them and it's abruptly ended. A woman who climbed on the back of the ute and reached through a broken window to try to save one of the boys had only seconds earlier swerved to avoid colliding with the ute herself. "The police officer asked (the man) 'are you all right? Earlier today, Simon Coe, rector of Southland Boys' High School, said the accident was a difficult time for the Bluff, Invercargill and SBHS communities. Three of the victims were 16 and one was . The defendant called 111 after the tragedy. "He really did turn his whole life around for his family when this happened," the page stated. Multiple people have been killed in a road crash in central Invercargill - a horror start to the long weekend. A 25-year-old man who died in a double stabbing in Invercargill at the weekend had "turned his whole life around for his family". The local nightclub shut its doors as soon as it heard. A police spokeswoman said they responded to an incident in Avon Rd after receiving calls about 1.30pm but the man died of his injuries. So far the Givealittle page that has been up for just under 24 hours has raised over $7000. Police, fire crews and a St John ambulance were all present. "Maru [is] a 17-year-old young beautiful, talented, caring and cheeky man [who] has been stolen, and hearts are suffering," the family friend wrote. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 105 quoting event number P050332364. There is a lot of hurt and grief for the people in Bluff at the moment.. The area was known to be crowded sometimes at that time of the night because of the nearby nightclub , however with the road being closed for construction work not that many people showed up there any more, Tane said. A Southland softball team - which one of the four teenagers killed in a crash on Friday belonged to - say they are devastated by his death. Police want to speak to anyone who was either walking or driving through the vicinity of Don St at the time of the incidents. Emergency Services at the scene of Fridays crash on Queens Drive, Invercargill. Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt said he was "absolutely devastated" by both the multiple-fatality crash in the city on Friday and the homicide, which happened less than 12 hours later. A man was charged with murder after a body was found at a house in Invercargill on December 8, 2019. Thousands of dollars has been raised to support the families of two of the teenagers who were killed in a crash near Invercargill on Friday. He knew the families involved well and was distantly related to one of the victims. "We are immensely saddened by the loss of four young men who had a life of potential and opportunities ahead of them. And the sister of another victim posted the last photo she took with him. Their mother then wrote, "rest in love baby boy". The power box in front of his house had just been moved onto his section because it had been hit so many times, he said. An Invercargill father called mental health services 40 times in the weeks before his son killed his stepson. Mike Bowman, Southland Area Commander, said that the crash was between a Ford Ranger and a concrete truck. "I thought my brother was the devil because of the voices," Justice Nation read out. * Firefighters mourn colleague Ben McLean, killed in stag attack near Invercargill * Manhunt for suspect after Invercargill shooting The train hit the person on the line parallel to State. The "devastated" Port Softball Club also took to social media to pay tribute to Kennedy's parents and extended family. Another relative said: "There are no words to express how I'm feeling. Witnesses have described hearing a loud explosion as a concrete truck and 4WD vehicle . Photo: Toni McDonald, Staffing losses likely without funding boost, Teen 'left in tears' by councillor's alleged remarks, Councillor accused of sexually harassing teen worker, Tramper rescued from Fiordland National Park, Future of the industry in the hands of these chefs, Firefighters battle police in chopper appeal fundraiser, Unlicensed driver pleads guilty to manslaughter, Preferred route determined for Taieri cycle trail. A mallet and knife were found in the bedroom where the victim was killed. Four young men were killed in Friday's two-car crash in central Invercargill. The wreckage has been cleared from the crash site where four teenagers were killed in Invercargill on Queens Drive just before 4pm Friday. 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Trains on the line adjacent to Bluff Highway were halted while Police conducted a scene examination, but have since reopened, police said. Tane has been living on the busy road since 2014 and is no stranger to accidents. Multiple people have been killed in a road crash in central Invercargill - a horror start to the long weekend. One man is dead and another is critically injured after a stabbing in Invercargill overnight. Visit image gallery to purchase the image. Chad Parekura Photo: Supplied / GiveaLittle Parekura, originally from Wellington, was found dead in Don St early on Saturday. The man, along with some others, stopped oncoming traffic. Another was 17. It was one of the voices that told him to either take his eye out or take his father out. The four had attended Southland Boys during their schooling, Coe said, but none was a current pupil. Garcia called the police after the man rejected his request. A complaint against the former manager of Stadium Southland has been revealed. In a post on Facebook, the club remembered Kennedy as a "talented teammate and a fierce competitor". "How many's in the car?" Konnor Steele, Indaka Rouse, Kyah Kennedy - all 16. In January 2017, a court order saw him assessed again after he had paranoid concerns, including believing his father was killing him. "Our team, with support from the Ministry of Education, will be available for affected whanau and friends over the coming days and weeks as we deal with this tragedy.". Bluff Community Board chairperson Raymond Fife said the crash was tragic for the community. The officer found his demeanour weird given the circumstances. A scene guard was in place overnight on Don St and a forensic examination of the area will continue, police said. "Let's get this guy out," she could be heard saying in the footage, posted on social media but since removed. Police said they wanted to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time. His brother posted a photograph of them together, captioned: "Fly high little bro, I love you so much.". "If you were on Don St, either on foot or in a vehicle around 12.45am [on Saturday], then we strongly urge you to make contact with the investigation team.". When he did so, he looked as though he was looking straight through us and appeared calm, Donnelly said of the police statements. An Invercargill father called mental health services 40 times in the weeks before his son killed his stepson. Three of the victims were 16, and one was 17. The truck driver had minor injuries and has been discharged from hospital. He was prescribed lithium and remained stable until 2015, when he had a further psychotic relapse, Justice Nation said. "Fire and Emergency New Zealand have really good support systems available for staff, alongside operational debriefs and welfare checks. Robyn Edie/Stuff. There were support systems in place and there was expected to be a debrief on Saturday. Manslaughter charge in Invercargill assault . A community is in mourning following multiple deaths in a crash in Invercargill. Vodafone owner Jo Sharp said the staff who were rostered to work today were asked to go home by the police as they were not able to open the store today. Another resident said he heard a loud crunching noise at the time of the crash. Kyah Kennedy played for many years for the Port Softball Club in Bluff and won the prize for the most valuable player under-17 this season. When asked if he was all right, he said he was good, thanks. The roof of the 4WD was caved in. Police have released the name of a man killed in what they say was an assault in central Invercargill early yesterday. In a statement his team mates say they are devastated, and that he was a one of a kind young man who was now flying with the angels. "Weprobably know them all and everybody [here] is grieving. A scene guard was in place overnight and a forensic examination of the area will continue today. Last weekend, four people died on New Zealand's roads during the official Easter Weekend holiday road toll period. A homicide inquiry has been launched after a man was fatally stabbed in Invercargill overnight. He was Matthew Frederick Coley, of Invercargill. [File video]. Invercargill detective inspector Stuart Harvey said police received a report just before 12.45am that two men had been injured near the Invercargill District Court building in Don St. "Upon arrival, one man was found unconscious with stab wounds. National. A homicide investigation is underway in Invercargill after a man died apparently stabbed to death on Don St in the early hours of Saturday. A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said they had responded to a crash involving a car and a truck. When asked about the condition of other vehicle occupants, she referred comment to police. One of the voices, Sparky, talked about his family in a threatening manner, Donnelly said. He was mentally stable in 2017 and 2018; however, he was not engaging with his mental health team, Justice Nation said. Detective Inspector Stuart Harvey said police received a report just before 12.45am that two men were injured on Don St, near the Invercargill District Court building. Invercargill man Morne Kruger died in a motorbike crash in Southland at the weekend. Tributes and photos have been posted and shared widely of the boys, whose deaths have shaken the Invercargill and Bluff communities. Police also shot . Invercargill MP Penny Simmonds said Bluff had been hit hard by the death of the teenagers. "It is very rare to have two such serious events taking place within a day. Asked how, he said, Because his head is cut off, the evidential statements quoted by Donnelly said. On a nearby side street, a young man sat in his car, head in his hands, sobbing. "Our thoughts are with the grieving families and we have reached out to support them. The hearing took place at the High Court at Invercargill, with the defendant watching the proceedings via audiovisual link. One man was found unconscious with stab wounds, and he died at the scene. He was 25-year-old Chad Parekura. It may not be today or tomorrow or the next day, it could be weeks down the track after the tragedy that it hits them.. We are having a very sad weekend and I feel very much for the families involved and the emergency response officers.. The scene of a stabbing homicide on Don St. One man died at the scene, and another was taken to hospital. Its a tragedy and the community are all rallying around them to give them as support as we can Its a sad day for the Bluff community.. - Police 105, event number P050337575, or Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111. A Givealittle page has been set up by a friend of Tawhai's family. Justice Nation will give his decision tomorrow. Bowman said there was sufficient staff to handle both incidents. Blood spatter was found in various parts of the house and on the knife, while the victim's blood was on the hand of the defendant and the majority of blood spatter on the defendants pants came from the victim. It wasnt very busy around town last night, so happened pretty early, so really not sure what happened to be honest, Smellie said. Crown lawyer Riki Donnelly outlined the grisly evidence to Justice Gerald Nation at a hearing in the High Court at Invercargill on Monday. In October 2019, Boyle's father contacted his son's treatment team again with concerns his son was not taking his lithium medication. As a result, the 16 year-old male was arrested and charged . The car park was closed but had since. Invercargill City mayor Tim Shadbolt said it was rare that two such serious events like the stabbing, and a Friday car crash that killed four young men, occurred in such a short period. . A police spokeswoman said they responded to an incident in Avon Rd after receiving calls about 1.30pm but the man died of his injuries. An army veteran, he shows his blazer with his medals pinned on. Southland Boys' High School rector Simon Coe said it wasa difficult time for the Bluff, Invercargill and SBHS communities. Photo: Supplied / GiveaLittle. One man is dead and another has critical injuries after an incident in Invercargill overnight. At least one young. The father was on the way to the house the evening of the tragedy to check on him, but police were already there and it was too late, she said. "He replied 'yeah I'm good thanks' in a really quiet tone which the officer says was really weird given the circumstances.". READ MORE: * Former South Canterbury man represents himself, successfully argues for fine over community work * Prominent New Zealand entertainer guilty of domestic violence retains name suppression * Tauranga man sentenced to indefinite prison term. One of four teenagers killed in an Invercargill crash on Friday has been remembered as a "beautiful, talented, caring and cheeky man". Ablett-Kerr said she had 2300 pages of the mans medical notes. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Gone but not forgotten, taken too soon along with everyone else," said one friend. Flowers have been left at the police cordon surrounding the crash site. Police were seeking any dashcam or CCTV footage. A man has been killed in a car park crash in Hamilton. Southland Area Commander Inspector Mike Bowman has now clarified four people died, including three boys from Bluff aged 16. Bowman thanked the members of the public who rushed to help after the crash, but told them to look after yourself. Don St was open and the forensic examination of the scene had been completed. There had been a lot of speculation about how the crash occurred, and police were asking witnesses to come forward, Inspector Bowman said. He died at the scene. Motorists should take an alternative route. In his decision, Justice Gerald Nation said both Clark and Boyle were victims. Emergency services were called to the crash, involving a heavy motor vehicle and a motor vehicle, on Queens Dr just before 4pm. It had taken psychiatrists a lot of time to change the man's diagnosis despite him having auditory hallucinations since 2016. Police saw blood on his pants, and he was told his rights and handcuffed. Photo / File. Queens Drive remains closed between St Andrews Drive and Newcastle St on Saturday morning as police continued their investigation. When Dr Justin Barry-Walsh interviewed Boyle between April and May this year, Boyle finally revealed how the voices he was hearing led him to kill his stepbrother. The young man's body was found at a house in Oreti St,. Anna Leask, NZ Herald , Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 9:09AM. Police were helping the families with the grieving process, and police staff were shook up. The formal identification process was ongoing and police were not able to provide any further information about those who died, other [than] to advise that three of the young men were from the Bluff area.. A family friend of Indaka Rouse, one of four teenagers killed in the crash, said she was heartbroken by the tragedy and has set up a GiveaLittle page for his whanau. Crown counsel Riki Donnelly today outlined statements from various witnesses, police officers, forensic scientists and psychiatrists to Justice Nation.