Fatal crashes in Waikato and Taranaki have claimed two lives
in less than two hours.
One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a
crash in Taranaki this evening.
An ambulance spokeswoman said the two-vehicle crash occurred
on State Highway 3 near Eltham, about 45km south of New
Plymouth, at 6.05pm.
One person died at the scene and another was taken to
Taranaki Base Hospital with serious injuries.
Less than two hours earlier, one woman was killed in a car
crash in Waikato.
Emergency services were called to single vehicle crash at the
intersection of Duck and Fullerton Roads in Rotokauri near
Frankton, at 4.25pm.
Another occupant of the vehicle was been taken to Waikato
hospital but in a stable condition and two other passengers
were not seriously injured.