21 Aug 2016

Crash in Waikato leaves one dead, six injured

11:08 pm on 21 August 2016

Police say their investigation of a fatal crash at Waimangu, south of Rotorua, late this afternoon has now established that three - not two - vehicles were involved.

One person has died, two people are in a critical condition and one person is seriously injured.

Three others have suffered minor to moderate injuries.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

State Highway 5 at Waimangu was closed for several hours but is now open again.