Two killed in highway crash

 

UPDATED: Two people have died following a crash between a tanker and two motorcyclists in the Waikato.

 

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 1, north of Tokoroa around 2.40pm.

 

A NZ Fire service spokespeson confirmed that two people have been killed.

 

SH1 is closed in both directions.

 

EARLIER:

State Highway 1, north is Tokoroa is closed after two motorcyclists and a tanker have crashed.

Emergency services are at the scene of the crash, which was reported to police around 2.40pm.

"State Highway One is closed in both directions," says police.

"While diversions are being put in place, motorists are asked to avoid the area."

We will bring you more information soon.