Hamilton crash victim named

The Hamilton man killed after a crash in the south of the city on Tuesday night has been named by police.

He was Dylan Luke Williams, 19.

Waikato road policing manager Inspector Leo Tooman said the investigation into the cause of the crash which killed  Mr Williams is still being carried out by the Waikato Serious Crash Unit however initial indications are that he died as a result of injuries sustained in a T-bone collision between his Toyota Celica and a people-mover vehicle when the Celica crossed the centre-line of Peacockes Rd about 8pm.

Mr Williams' death was followed a short time later by the death of Raglan man Nicholas Karl Glynn, 35, on SH1 just north of Ngaruawahia town the same evening.

Mr Tooman said the deaths highlighted that motorists are at risk no matter if they are on a quiet rural road or a major highway so we need to ensure drivers and their vehicles are at their best.

Mr Tooman said at this time of year there were a number of challenges on the road that police needed the public's assistance with to keep everyone safe.

"This weekend there is a rugby test in Auckland so we can expect a fair amount of traffic heading to and from that using our roads while the fine winter weather means skiers will be heading towards the slopes and holiday home owners may be heading over to the Coromandel do spruce up their properties.

"What this means is that potentially everyone will be in a hurry, we need to ensure everyone watches their speed, shows a bit of patience and avoids driver fatigue, after all safer journeys are everyone's responsibility."

Waikato Times