Fatal crash in the Waikato
Two people have been killed in a crash in the Waikato.
Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Waerenga Road, north-east of Te Kauwhata, in the Waikato district.
Police were called to the two vehicle crash, involving a ute and truck, at about 11am, says a police spokesperson.
"Two people have died at the scene. Officers are working to establish the number of occupants in both vehicles.
"The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance."
Part of Waerenga Road is currently closed and diversions are in place.
"Motorists are being asked to expect delays, and avoid the area if possible.
"Further information will be released when it becomes available."