News from NZ Police
A passenger died this morning in a two car collision on State Highway 5 at Wairakei.
The collision happened just before 2am.
The drivers of both vehicles were taken to Waikato Hospital, one in a serious condition. The male passenger of one of the vehicles died at the scene.
There are no further details as police are advising relatives.
State Highway 5 was closed closed between Palmer Mill and Ohaki Roads till about 6.30am