Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fifth weekend road death

The death of man in his 60s near Paeroa this morning has pushed the weekend road toll to five.

Police said the man was driving along Rangiora Road, State Highway 26 near Paeroa and drove into an embankment.

Yesterday a 22-year-old man died at the scene of a two-car collision on Auckland's Upper Harbour motorway.

On Friday, two teenagers died in Whangarei after their car rolled down a bank on Anzac Rd in suburban Morningside and into the front yard of a property.

Also on Friday, a woman died at the scene after her car and a truck collided near Dargaville, 58km south west of Whangarei.