Death toll added to near Tirau
Esther Grace-lynn Cheval Bhana has been identified as the driver killed in a fatal crash on Sunday.
Bhana, 33, who was the driver of the southbound vehicle involved, died at the scene.
Two others travelling with Bhana were transported to Tokoroa Hospital with moderate injuries.
The crash happened 2 kilometres north of Tirau on State Highway 1 between SH27 and SH29 about 4.08pm on Sunday.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating, but police confirmed the car driven by Bhana crossed the centre line and hit a northbound vehicle.
‘‘We have attended five crashes in the last two months. Two of them were fatal.’’