One dead after collision south of Tokoroa

20:58, Jun 12 2014

One person has died in a head on collision between a truck and trailer unit and a car in the Waikato.

The crash happened at around 3.20am on State Highway 1 about 5km south of Kinleith.

The driver of the car was alive when emergency services arrived, but died at the scene a few minutes later. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

The police serious crash unit will be investigating and the road will be closed until the scene has been cleared.

Traffic is being diverted via State Highway 30 - through Whakamaru and then via State Highway 3.

No details of the victim were available.