26 Oct 2014

Crash pushes holiday road toll to two

3:27 pm on 26 October 2014

The holiday weekend road toll stands at two after a crash involving a car and a truck in Waikato.

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One person was killed in the accident which happened on State Highway One south of Lichfield at about 2pm on Saturday.

The first fatal crash of Labour Weekend happened on Friday, less than half an hour after the start of the holiday road period.

One person died in the crash at Dairy Flat north of Auckland, which also involved a car and a truck.

Police described it as a terrible start to the long weekend.

Last year, one person was killed at Labour Weekend, the lowest since records began, but 111 people were injured, including 20 seriously, according to figures from Ministry of Transport.

The holiday road period started on Friday at 4pm and ends on Tuesday at 6am.