14 Dec 2014

SH1 reopens after fatal crash

9:54 pm on 14 December 2014

State Highway One near Karapiro in Waikato has reopened following a fatal crash earlier this afternoon.

The crash happened at about 4.30pm.

One person died and five people were injured in the crash, including an eight-year-old Tokoroa boy who is in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit.

His mother and 11-year-old brother are being assessed in the emergency department.

A 25-year-old and a 16-year-old woman both from Te Awamutu are also in the hospital's emergency department, in a stable condition.