Tainui Rd., Tauhei - Fatal Crash
Location: Tainui Rd., Tauhei
Short description: Fatal crash
At about 9.45am today there was a single vehicle crash
on Tainui Rd., Tauhei, Waikato.
The vehicle has left the
road on a bend, crashed through a fence and rolled in a
The 45year old male driver has died at
He was a local Waikato man driving on local
rural roads that he regularly used.
Excessive speed is
clearly a factor in this crash.
Senior Sergeant Rupert
Friend of Huntly Police said "We remind motorists that
rural people die on rural roads, and even though they are
local they need to treat roads with respect and slow down"
The mans name will not be released until next of kin have
had the opportunity to notify their wider family.
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