22 Aug 2019

One dead after logging truck and car collide in Waikato

6:31 pm on 22 August 2019

One person has died following a serious crash between a logging truck and a car at Tuakau in Waikato.

River Road, Tuakau.

The crash happened on River Road, Tuakau. Photo: Google

Police are remaining at the scene on River Road, which the Serious Crash Unit and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Team will be examining.

Cordons will remain in place for sometime, and motorists travelling from Tuakau are unable to cross the bridge to travel across to Port Waikato.

Motorists travelling to Port Waikato are being diverted via Mercer and will face delays, police said.

Diversions are currently in place on River Road and Whangarata Road.

Emergency services were called to the crash about 4.15pm.