Saturday, August 29, 2009

One dead in Waikato crash

NZPA
Last updated 10:34 30/08/2009


A man is dead and a woman badly injured after a two-car crash on State Highway 2 in northern Waikato this morning.

The accident happened Mangatawhiri, 11km northwest of Maramarua, about 6.30am.

Senior Sergeant Emiel Logan said it appeared the cars were travelling into opposite directions when one ran out of control, crossed the central reservation, and smashed into the other.

He said police were still trying to identify the dead man.

The woman driver was in a serious condition in Auckland's Middlemore Hospital.