Sri Lankan killed in New Zealand road accident

A Sri Lankan man has been killed in New Zealand following a road accident, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Police have named the man killed when a vehicle rolled on State Highway 1 yesterday as Gamini Vithanage.

The 56-year-old from Putaruru was approximately 5km south of the south Waikato town when the accident happened.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.

Police earlier said two cars crashed head-on about 6pm and one driver died at the scene.

The second driver, also male, received moderate injuries and was taken to hospital.

“All road deaths are a tragedy and while the investigation is still in the early stages all motorists are reminded to only drive when they are well rested, to avoid distractions and to drive to the conditions,” Senior Sergeant Fane Troy said.