15 Apr 2015

One dead, road closed in Waikato crash

3:32 pm on 15 April 2015

One person is dead and three others injured following a three-car crash in eastern Waikato this afternoon.

Eastern Waikato Area Commander Inspector Hywel Jones said the crash happened about 2.30pm on State Highway 26 at Motumaoho, near Morrinsville, near the intersection with Harbottle Road.

The person who died was trapped in one of the cars, and emergency services were working to free people still trapped in each of the vehicles who injuries ranged from moderate to critical.

State Highway 26 is closed between Hamilton and Morrinsville and diversions are in place using Tauwhare and Tahuroa roads.

Mr Jones said motorists should expect delays.