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Mitsubishi driver killed in collision with truck on SH2

News from NZ Police
A man was killed in a crash between a car and a truck on SH2 in the central Hawke’s Bay this morning.

The driver of a northbound Mitsubishi Chariot, a man in his 40s, died in the collision with the southbound truck on the Takapau plains, at around 10am. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

The truck driver, also in his 40s, was badly shaken but unhurt. The car was extensively damaged.

Sergeant Ray Kirkby, of Hawkes Bay Police, said serious crash investigators were at the scene of the crash, about 300m north of Snee Road. Weather was overcast with heavy drizzle.

“This is a tragic reminder to all on the roads over the holidays to keep themselves safe and drive to the conditions, especially as greater numbers of people are travelling away on holiday or to family and friends for Christmas. We don’t want to see anyone else needlessly die on our roads this holiday season.”