Fatal crash examined
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.