25 Dec 2009

Holiday road toll

1:13 pm on 25 December 2009

The holiday road toll stands at one, following the death of a man whose car rolled down a bank on State Highway One in Waikato.

The crash happened between Ngaruawahia and Taupari at about 1.20am on Friday.

Police say the man, thought to be in his 30s, was taken to Waikato hospital, but died two hours later.

His death is the first within the official holiday road toll period which began at 4pm on Thursday and runs until 5 January.