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Driver dies in Piopio crash

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 9/11/2016 Sean Martin

The two-car crash in King Countr yhas left a driver dead and his female passenger in a serious condition in hospital.

The pair were in a Nissan hatchback travelling north along State Highway 3 on Wednesday, when they were involved in a collision with a south-bound vehicle south of Piopio.

The man died at the scene of the 2pm incident while the woman was flown to Waikato Hospital.

The sole occupant of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries and shock.

Senior Sergeant Andy BuBear says police are working to identify the deceased and advise next of kin, and the death would be subject to an coronial inquest..

He says the serious crash unit is investigating the cause of the crash and police want to hear from any witnesses or anyone who saw a grey Nissan hatchback south of Piopio in the early afternoon.

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