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Two killed in SH1 crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 7/10/2016

A man and a woman are dead after the car they were travelling in collided with a truck on State Highway 1 in Waikato.

Emergency services were called to the crash that closed a section of the major highway near the Tokoroa Golf Club at about 8.30am on Friday.

The man and woman who died at the scene were in the car, while the truck driver is in Tokoroa Hospital in a moderate condition.

The man and woman are elderly, Fairfax reports.

Police are warning drivers travelling from Tokoroa to Rotorua to take SH5 instead. Diversions have been put in place on SH1 at at Ongaroto Road and Campbell Road.

The road is expected to reopen at about 3pm.

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