27 May 2012

Fatal crash near Taupo

9:59 pm on 27 May 2012

At least one person is dead and another seriously injured after a crash near Taupo on Sunday afternoon.

The head-on collision occurred at 3.50pm and initial indications are that a car may have veered into the path of a northbound truck.

The truck driver wasn't injured and is talking with police.

Parts of State Highway 1 and 5 in Taupo were closed while emergency services dealt with the accident, but have now reopened.