Two people have died in a two-vehicle crash at Waikeria, northeast of Ōtorohanga, this morning.
Emergency services were called to the intersection of Wharepuhunga Road and Lawry Road just after 4:45am.
The driver and a passenger in one of the vehicles died at the scene. A third person in that vehicle was taken to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.
The driver of the second vehicle received minor to moderate injuries.
The circumstances of the crash remains under investigation.
Issued by the Police Media Centre