20 Sep 2012

Tourist on honeymoon killed in crash

11:32 pm on 20 September 2012

An American tourist visiting New Zealand on his honeymoon died in a car crash near the Waitomo Caves, in Waikato.

His wife of four days was critically injured after their car turned into the path of a truck on State Highway 3 just before 9.30am on Thursday.

The 31-year-old man died at the scene and his 28-year-old wife was flown to Waikato Hospital.

They had to be cut free by the Fire Service.

The police say it appears the driver overtook a stationary vehicle on the left hand side that was giving way at the intersection and then turned right into the path of a northbound truck.

They are asking for witnesses to contact them.