Pedestrian killed and four injured in separate crashes at same scene

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A pedestrian has been killed and at least four others injured after drivers tried to avoid a crash in Waikato tonight.

A car hit a pedestrian at about 9.15pm on State Highway 2 at Maramarua.

Police said it appeared a second car behind the one that hit the pedestrian swerved and crashed into trees. A ute travelling on the other side of the road also tried to avoid the scene and rolled.

The pedestrian died at the scene and four other people in the vehicles suffered minor or moderate injuries.

There are delays and State Highway 2 is closed while the serious crash scene investigates.

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