Weekend road toll stands at 5

The road toll for the weekend stands at five, after a collision in Puwera, near Whang─ürei today.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The driver of a car died when they crashed into another car early this morning. Eight other people were injured in the crash, one critically.

Four other people died between Friday evening and yesterday afternoon.

One of those deaths was of a cyclist, in Timaru.

The road toll for the year stands at 159, well ahead of the toll at the same time last year.

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