2 Jan 2011

Holiday road toll now stands at 10

9:59 pm on 2 January 2011

The holiday road toll has risen to 10, after a man died from injuries he sustained in a crash in Waikato.

Police say Sean Coe, 20, was a passenger in a car that collided with a van near Horotiu on Saturday.

Meanwhile, one person died and another was seriously injured on Sunday afternoon after two motorcycles crashed on State Highway 25 between Coromandel township and Te Reranga.

Emergency services in Coromandel were kept busy with a three-vehicle collision on the road between Waihi and Whangamata, which left one person in a serious condition and several others with minor injuries.

Last year 13 people lost their lives during the holiday period, which officially ends at 6am on Wednesday.