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NZ police charge driver in Boston U crash

Police and fire crew examine the scene of a minivan crash near Turangi, New Zealand, Saturday, May 12, 2012. Three Boston University students who were studying in New Zealand were killed Saturday when their minivan crashed. At least five other students from the university were injured in the accident, including one who was in critical condition.
AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, John Cowpland

(AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand - 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.

Deadly New Zealand crash of 3 Boston University students prompts school to step up warnings

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.