Police investigating Hamilton triple-fatal appealing for information

Police investigating Hamilton triple-fatal appealing for information

Waikato

Waikato Police investigating the triple-fatal crash in Hamilton overnight are appealing to the public for information to assist the investigation.

Two women and a man died in the two-car crash shortly after midnight on Mangaharakeke Drive, just east of Grandview Road. Two other people were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

"We're piecing together what occurred leading up to the crash, to establish exactly how this horrific tragedy happened," says Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson.

"To date, the public has been very supportive of our inquiries, but we would still like to hear from anyone who saw a blue and grey Toyota Prado travelling south on the Hamilton Expressway at speed, between 11:45pm and 12:05am, or anyone who witnessed the crash."

At the time, the roads were dry and the weather was clear, with moderate traffic.

Post mortems will be conducted tomorrow which will help determine how each passenger in the second vehicle, a Holden Trax, died.

Anyone with information that may help Police is asked to contact Hamilton CIB on (07) 858 6200.

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Issued by the Police Media Centre