The person who died in a crash on State Highway 1 just out of Blenheim on Sunday was local teenager Lara Jayne Glover, police have confirmed.

The 16-year-old was killed when the mini-van she was in rolled near Spring Creek about 4.30pm.

At least five others were injured, one critically, in the crash. Four people were taken to Blenheim Hospital via ambulance, with the most seriously injured person being airlifted to Wellington Hospital.

Lara's young friends have taken to Facebook to mourn the teen.


One wrote that he had visited the scene of the crash with Lara's mum and the pair had put up a cross there.

"If you want to do anything for Lara take some flowers out and make her final resting place bright and colourful, feel free to go out and pay your respects to the cross," the young man said.

Lara's Facebook account has been memorialised.

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