|Teen killed in Tauranga house smash named|
A teenager who died after crashing a ute into a Tauranga house where an elderly woman slept has been identified.
He was 16-year-old Herewini Gates, of Tauranga.
Gates was driving the blue ute down Otumoetai Road when he lost control, struck a fence and hurtled into a house opposite Glenn Terrace at 1am on Monday.
The ute ended up on its side with its wheels wedged up against the house.
Gates died at the scene.
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