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One man dead in highway crash

One man dead in highway crash

An investigation is underway into the cause of a crash on State Highway 1 last night which has left one man dead.

The crash occurred at approximately 8.45pm in the area of Kinleith Mill. A man in his 40s from Hamilton was driving towards Taupo when it appears he lost control as he overtook a truck. He died at the scene after his vehicle rolled and hit a concrete structure.

No further details about the man will be released until next of kin have been notified.

Anyone with any information about this crash is asked to contact Tokoroa Police on 07 885 0100.

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