Three foreigners killed near Lichfield, another critically injured
Three visitors were killed and another is fighting for his life after their car collided with a logging truck on State Highway 1.
The crash happened near Lichfield, north of Tokoroa, between Tokoroa and Putaruru, at about 3.50pm, said the police.
A saloon car travelling north appears to have crossed the centreline colliding with a logging truck travelling south. It has not been established what caused the car to cross the centreline, police said.
The female driver of the car and two rear passengers (one male and one female) died at the scene. The male front seat passenger was critically injured and airlifted to Waikato Hospital.
The truck driver was shaken but not injured.
Police confirmed that the victims were foreign nationals, but said no further details, including nationality, would be released until next of kin have been notified.
Two more foreigners killed in Waikato
Police urge motorists to avoid all but essential travel on highway following double fatal crash
Motorists were asked to avoid all but essential travel on the Hauraki section of SH25 today after a collision claimed the lives of at least two people south of Thames this morning.
The collision occurred at the intersection with Pipiroa Rd between Waitakaruru and Kopu about 7.45am, police said.
“What we do know is that a head-on collision has occurred on SH25 between a Thames bound Mazda Demio car and a Volkswagen Passat heading north away from Thames.”
Two female occupants of the Mazda died in the collision and work is underway to try and confirm their identities and nationalities.
“At this stage we are still trying to confirm it but it appears both women were Australian nationals.”
Other Road Kills
Waitotara crash victim named –Tuesday, 17 February 2015 – 3:39pm Central
Whanganui Police has released the name of the woman who died in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 3, near Waitotara yesterday (16 February, 2014). She was Shauna Leitch aged 55, of Whangarei.
One killed in crash on Auckland motorway – 7:06 PM Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
One person was killed in a motor vehicle accident along the Northern Motorway on State Highway 1 in Auckland. The crash was in a northerly direction between Greville Road and Oteha Valley Road, police said. “A four wheel drive vehicle has left the motorway, crashed down a bank into a couple of lamp post.”
Pedestrian named Monday, 16 February 2015 – 8:34pm Central
Police has released the name of an 18-year-old man who was killed after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on Napier Road, Palmerston North in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 15 February, 2014. He was Jarryn Lawton of Palmerston North.
Fatal crash near Waitotara Monday, 16 February 2015 – 5:09pmCentral
Whanganui Police are investigating a fatal crash where two cars collided on State Highway 3, about 3 kilometres east of Waitotara at approximately 12:30pm Monday.
The head-on collision involved a blue west-bound Mazda hatchback and a white east-bound Nissan saloon. The female driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene and her male passenger was airlifted by a rescue helicopter to the Taranaki Base Hospital.
The male driver of the Mazda, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, was transported to the Whanganui Hospital by ambulance and is in a serious condition.
Family given ‘worst possible news’ as crash kills young woman
The name of a young woman who was killed after a two car head-on collision north of Auckland has been released. Coral Jobsis, 23, was travelling along Whangaparaoa Road around 5.30am when the crash happened, police said.