One dead, one seriously injured after 4WD hits tree in Waikato

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A female passenger in a 4WD has died after the car hit a tree in the Waikato this afternoon. 

Scene of car crash in Mercer, Waikato.

Source: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust.

Police are still at the scene of the crash in Mercer between Douglas Road and Mercer Ferry Road after being called just after 3.00pm today.

A police spokesperson said the male driver is in a serious condition.

Emergency services attending crash in Mercer, Waikato.

Emergency services attending crash in Mercer, Waikato.

Source: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

"The female passenger in the vehicle at the time, has died and the male driver has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition," police said. 

"The Serious Crash Unit will be investigating and are currently at the scene." 

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