Easter highway toll climbs to 4 after Bay of Loads fatality

Man missing since Christmas Day found alive after car crashes

2021-04-03 06:26:30

The Easter weekend highway toll has risen to 4, with one other crash within the Bay of Loads.

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Photograph: RNZ / Tom Kitchin

A motorcycle and a automotive collided on State Freeway 38 at Waimangu at round 11am at present, killing one individual and injuring one other.

The highway is closed whereas a scene examination takes place.

There have now been three crashes within the Bay of Loads this weekend, two of them deadly.

A two-vehicle crash in Whakamaru at about noon on Good Friday claimed the lifetime of the motive force and set a automobile on fireplace.

The crash occurred on the intersection of State Highways 30 and 32.

In Waikato an individual died and three others suffered reasonable accidents when a truck and automotive collided in Kaihere at about 8pm on Thursday night time.

An hour and a half later, an individual was killed in a crash on State Freeway 2 at Mangatāwhiri, north of Hamilton.

The official Easter vacation interval started at 4pm on Thursday and ends at 6am on Tuesday. There have been no deaths on the roads through the Easter interval final yr.

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