Man killed in crash at Tirau


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A 25-year-old man was killed when his vehicle and a truck and trailer unit collided on State Highway 1 at Tirau yesterday afternoon.

The truck driver was uninjured in the crash, which happened about 4.30pm, police said.

State Highway 1 was closed for three hours while a scene examination was carried out and the vehicles removed.

"This crash has happened after a downpour of rain in the area. Everyone using the roads need to be extremely cautious when travelling on wet roads, especially after a long dry period," said Senior Sergeant Fane Troy of Taupo police.

The driver's name would be released when his family had been told.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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