12 Oct 2015

German national killed in Waikato crash

3:58 pm on 12 October 2015

A man killed when two motorbikes collided in Waikato during the weekend was a German national living in Auckland.

The police say Daniel Aretz, who was 37, died when his BMW motorbike hit a group of riders heading the opposite direction between Kawhia and Raglan on Saturday.

They say it appears the collision happened as Mr Aretz and the group of riders were both going around a corner. He died at the scene.

The police have not yet been able to speak to the other rider, who was taken to Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries.

Mr Aretz's death is the 11th fatal motorbike crash in Waikato this year.