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Police appeal for witness of Southland crash that left five-month-old baby and man dead

Police are appealing for the driver of a maroon-coloured vehicle to come forward after the driver possibly witnessed a crash in Southland last week which left a five-month-old girl dead.

A file image of a police car at the scene of a crash. Source: 1 NEWS

Matthew Dale Harris, 22, also died in the four-car crash in Makarewa, north of Invercargill, on September 2. The baby has been identified as Ruby Jane Harris.

The maroon coloured Toyota Prado, or a similar model, was travelling south on State Highway 6 shortly after the crash at about 3.55pm last Wednesday, before it turned into Branxholme-Makarewa Road. 

Anyone who knows this person, or the driver themselves, is asked by police to phone 105 and quote file number 200903/1062.

A teenager who was left in a critical condition as a result of the crash has improved, but remains in a critical condition in Dunedin Hospital.