A woman is dead after a car and a truck collided in Otorohanga, Waikato.
The 27-year-old victim was the front seat passenger in the car, while her husband was driving.
The crash happened at 11pm last night on State Highway 3 near Awatane Rd, Waikato police Senior Sergeant Will Loughrin said.
The woman's 33-year-old husband suffered serious injuries and was taken to Waikato Hospital.
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The truck driver was uninjured.
A serious crash unit investigation is under way.
Twenty people have been killed on Waikato roads so far this month, compared to 29 at the same time last year. A total of 65 have died in the region so far this year.
Across the country, 184 people have died, compared to 183 same time last year.
SH3 was reopened just after 7am today.