News from NZ Police
A woman driver was killed late last night in a collision between a milk-tanker and a car, 5 kilometres north of the Wairakei roundabout on SH5, Taupo.
The woman, the only occupant of the car, died as a result of injuries sustained.
A diversion was in place early this morning at the Wairakei turnoff, northbound.
The road will remain closed – and detours in place – until a scene examination has been completed.
The incident is being investigated by the Police Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit.
No further details regarding the deceased are available until next of kin have been notified.