December 11, 2023

Person dies after crashing into tree in Waikato

Watch: One person has died in a single-car crash on River Road, north of Hamilton.

A person has died after crashing into a tree on Monday night in Waikato.

Police said the single-vehicle crash happened on River Rd, in Horsham Downs just out of Hamilton, at 11:40pm.

A police statement said a car crashed into a tree and the occupant died at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours overnight but reopened at 4:45am on Tuesday morning.

The serious crash unit attended the accident and inquires into the circumstances of the crash are underway, police said.

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