Atiamuri crash claims eight lives

By Te Ao - Māori News

Police have confirmed eight people have died in this morning’s crash on Ohakuri Road.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash – an SUV and a van.

The driver of the SUV (the sole occupant of that vehicle), and the driver and six passengers in the van were killed. 

One passenger in the van, a child, was critically injured and was air-lifted to Waikato Hospital.

The road has now re-opened.