One person died after a two-car accident on State Highway 3 at Te Mapara in Waikato.

Police said one person died at the scene of the accident involving two vehicles.

“Traffic management and detours remain in place. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.”

Tonight’s death follows the deaths of two other people in crashes earlier today. One person died in an accident in Auckland early this morning.

The crash happened near the intersection of Alford St and Great North Rd just after 3 a.m. when a ute crashed into a traffic light post. In the South Island, one person also died after an accident in Waitaki involving a ute and a motorbike at around 11:20 a.m.

Tonight’s accident brings the road toll for the Queen’s birthday weekend to three. This equates to the number of people killed on the road on the Queen’s birthday in 2020.

Four people were killed on Friday after a truck and van crashed near Ashburton around 9:30 a.m. These deaths are not counted in the official long weekend toll.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-06 08:54:49


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