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Police at the scene of the crash.

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Police at the scene of the crash.

A person has died after their vehicle hit a tree in north Waikato.

Emergency services were called to the crash near the intersection of Okaeria and Kopuku roads in Waerenga about 9.20am on Thursday.

The person was the sole-occupant of the vehicle, a police statement said.

Diversions were in place, but the road has now reopened.

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A St John spokesperson said one first response unit, one manager and one ambulance responded to the scene.

Diversions were in place after a single-vehicle crash in Waerenga, Waikato.

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Diversions were in place after a single-vehicle crash in Waerenga, Waikato.

Holiday road toll

At least one person died on New Zealand’s roads for every day during the Christmas holiday period, a road toll which police described as β€œtragic and disappointing”.

The official road toll for the period from 4pm on December 24 to 6am on Wednesday was 17, police said.

On average, one person is killed every day on New Zealand’s roads, while another seven are seriously injured, Mobility and Safety Te ManatΕ« Waka manager Robert Anderson said.

The provisional holiday road toll figures are an increase from the 11 deaths on the same period last year.

Several of the crashes involved young people, including a 13-year-old killed in Waikato.

While the recent fatal crashes remain under investigation, he said police were still seeing the same causes behind them – people not wearing seatbelts, drivers using phones and speeding, and driving after drinking or taking drugs.

One dead in single-vehicle crash in north Waikato

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