Fatal car crash in Waikato ditch

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Photo / File

One person has died after crashing their car in a ditch overnight.

Police found the man, near Te Te Aroha in the Matamata-Piako district, Waikato just after midnight while on their way to a different incident.

The crash was at the intersection of State Highway 26 and Lovegrove Rd, police said.

"A car with a single male occupant carried on across the T-intersection and crashed into a ditch."

Ambulance and fire services also attended.

An ambulance spokeswoman said the man was deceased on arrival.

Police were investigating the crash and had closed the road during the night for a scene examination.

It has since been reopened.

No further details on the driver were available.


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