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New Zealand Police Charge Driver In BU Crash

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New Zealand police have filed charges against a 20-year-old American who drove a minivan in a crash that killed three fellow Boston University students.

Police on Friday filed seven charges of careless driving causing death or injury against a male student whom they didn't name. Each charge carries a maximum jail term of three months.

Twenty-six Boston University students studying this semester in New Zealand and Australia were traveling in three minivans to a hike Saturday when one of the minivans rolled.

Killed were Austin Brashears, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Daniela Lekhno, of Manalapan, N.J.; and Roch Jauberty, of Paris, France. The driver and four other students were injured, and one remains in critical condition.

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