Tongan one of four dead in New Zealand horror crash

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The crash scene north of Taupo

A Tongan woman was one of four people killed in a horror accident on a New Zealand highway today Tuesday 10.

A cousin of the deceased, who did not want to be identified, said the victim lived in Palmerston.

Police have confirmed that four people were dead while eight were injured following the collision earlier today at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Tutukau Road.

Of the eight that were injured, two were in a critical condition and the others were in a serious condition or have moderate injuries.

The injured have been taken to either Waikato or Rotorua hospitals and police continue to investigate at the scene.

The road closed until 9.15pm this evening and the road is now open.

More information in relation to the crash will be released later tomorrow morning, Police said.

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  1. Kau ha fefine Tonga he taha kau mate ‘e toko fā ‘i ha fakatu’utāmaki fakalele loto ‘i ha hala lahi ‘i Nu’u Sila he ‘aho ni Tūsite ko hono 10.

    Na’e fakahā ‘e ha kāsini ‘o e pekia, ka ne ‘ikai loto ke fakamahino ko hai ia, ko e pekia na’e nofo Pamasitoni pe.

    Kuo fakapapau’i ‘e he kau polisi ne mate ‘a e toko fā pea lavelavea ‘a e toko valu hili ha fepaki he houa pongipongi ‘o e ‘aho ni ‘i he mangahala ‘o e State Highway 1 mo e Hala Tukukau.

    Ko e toko ua ‘i he kau lavelavea ne nau ‘i ha tu’unga ta’epau pea toenga ne nau ‘i he tu’unga hange ‘oku sai pe pe lavea iiki pe.

    Ne ‘ave ki nautolu ki he falemahaki Uaikato pe Lotolua pea taimi tatau kei hoko atu fakatotolo ‘a e kau polisi he feitu’u ne hoko ai fakatu’utāmaki.

    Ne tāpuni ‘a e hala toki fakaava pe he efiafi ni taimi 9.15ef.