Police have named the 20-year-old man who died after a car and truck and trailer unit crashed at Tamahere in Waikato.
He was Jordan Bruce Young of Hamilton.
The accident happened on State Highway 1 near the Airport Rd off-ramp at 2:55pm on Saturday.
Mr Young was driving a southbound BMW sedan which crossed the centre line and hit the northbound truck, the Waikato Times reports.
The collision happened about 300m before an area of roadworks that had a reduced speed zone.
The serious crash unit is investigating.