Alcohol possible factor in Waikato crash
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 6:25a.m.
Police say that alcohol may have been a factor in a crash in Waikato this morning.
Three people died in the incident after a Nissan Centra failed to take a left-hand corner and collided head-on with a gum tree near Hamilton.
A fourth person, a male in his 20s, has been taken to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.
Emergency services say the crash occurred at just after 5am on Gordonton Road, south of Graham Road.
Road policing manager Leo Tooman says empty beer bottles were found in the car.
[There was] alcohol in the vehicle [and] the smell of alcohol in the vehicle so it may well be related but we'll have to wait and see," says Mr Tooman.
Gordonton Road has been closed between Boyd and Borman roads and police say the road will remain closed for some time.
Diversions are in place but motorists are advised to avoid the area.
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30/06/2012 2:08:43 p.m.
Met liam a couple of times hunting, was a good guy, sad that you and the other two couldn't be here to live the rest of your life, just hope that jaryd can pull through!
29/06/2012 7:32:43 p.m.
so sad to hear that your gone.
much love from all your old peers at rosehill.
29/06/2012 6:25:23 p.m.
Rest In Peace Rosehill Boys :(
29/06/2012 10:02:51 a.m.
BUT WHY ??? What a terrable waste of life... At 5am I'm still asleep in bed... The circumstances of this sad accident will probably explain why it happened, but our hearts feel for the families who have lost a loved one... Cheers, James.
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