The partner of a pregnant woman killed in a car crash near Whanganui is in a stable condition in hospital.

Chaise Leslie suffered broken ribs in the crash in the early hours of Saturday morning at Kaitoke.

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The accident claimed the life of his partner Emily Hurley, 20, and their unborn child, as well as Albert Noel Burns, 47.


Mr Leslie was taken to Palmerston North Hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

A spokeswoman said another passenger was also in a stable condition at Whanganui Hospital.

Police said it was too early to determine the cause of the crash.