Fa­tal crash ex­am­ined

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Pu­taruru po­lice were called to a fa­tal ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a milk tanker on Thurs­day night north of Ti­rau.

The crash on state high­way 27 oc­curred about 9.30pm and in­volved a milk tanker and a car.

One of the three oc­cu­pants of the car was killed, the other two needed hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion.

A 17-year-old man was flown by heli­copter to Waikato Hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries and an­other male was taken by road to Toko­roa Hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries.

Fire­fight­ers had to cut the 17-year-old and the de­ceased from the car.

Po­lice closed the road for sev­eral hours and the se­ri­ous crash unit was in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cause of the crash.

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