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One dead after head-on crash in Waikato

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 30/03/2017

One man is dead after two cars crashed head-on in Waikato.

Police say the driver of one of the vehicles died at the scene on State Highway 1, about 4km south of the Putaruru.

The male driver of the other received moderate injuries and was taken to hospital.

The crash happened at 6pm and closed the road, with diversions in place at Main Street, Princess Street and Lichfield Road.

Senior Sergeant Fane Troy said the police serious crash unit's investigations were still in the early stages.

But he said all motorists were reminded to drive only when well rested, to avoid distractions and drive to the conditions.

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