Tauranga man named in fatal Waikato smash

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Emergency services at the scene of a crash which claimed the life of a Tauranga man near Tahuna. Photo/Phillips Search and Rescue Trust
Emergency services at the scene of a crash which claimed the life of a Tauranga man near Tahuna. Photo/Phillips Search and Rescue Trust

The Tauranga man who died when a car and truck collided in the Waikato has been named.

Salesman Jason McCallum had been driving the car on State Highway 27 near Tahuna on Thursday when the collision happened.

The 12-year-old passenger who had been sitting in the rear seat suffered multiple serious injuries and was flown to Waikato Hospital.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the crash, which happened on a straight stretch of road.

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