Two people died in fatal road crashes in Waikato early today.
An 18-year-old man was killed when the vehicle in which he was a passenger went into a ditch about 4am at Whatawhata, 13km west of Hamilton. The 17-year-old male driver was uninjured and has been charged with drink driving. Police say further charges may be laid following an investigation.
One person died at the scene of a crash between a car and a truck on State Highway 1 at Meremere, 64km southeast of Auckland, around dawn.
The accident near Meremere power station had closed the road and police had put road diversions in place.
No other details were available.