Man, 20, dies in head-on

Cambridge Edition - - FRONT PAGE - PHILLIPA YALDEN

A head-on crash killed a young Hamil­ton man.

The 20 year old died in the driver’s seat at the scene of the col­li­sion with a Lin­fox truck and trailer on the Waikato Ex­press­way at Tama­here on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

From ini­tial scene ex­am­i­na­tions, Waikato po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Mike Hen­wood said po­lice be­lieved the driver of the sil­ver BMWcrossed the cen­tre line shortly be­fore 3pm.

He was head­ing to­wards Cam­bridge when, for rea­sons yet to be de­ter­mined, he left the south­bound lane and trav­elled across the road just be­fore the start of a grassed me­dian strip.

‘‘It ap­pears the mo­tor ve­hi­cle which con­tained the de­ceased crossed the cen­tre line on State High­way 1 into the path of the on­com­ing truck in the north­bound lane.’’

Hen­wood said the 20 year old was the only per­son in the sil­ver BMW sedan.

The driver of the truck and trailer unit walked free from the crash.

The col­li­sion hap­pened 200-300 me­tres from the be­gin­ning of the road­works area, which is a re­duced speed zone.

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