A 27-year-old man living in Auckland has died in a road accident in Waikato last week.

The police has not yet released the name of the person.

As per his relative living in New Zealand, the man was working for a company in Auckland as an IT engineer and had gone to Taupo for work purpose.

The man's vehicle crashed with a truck around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20 when he was returning back to Auckland from Taupo.

The man was seriously injured in the accident and was given paramedic support at the scene and later flown to Waikato Hospital via rescue helicopter.

The man is said to have gone into a coma but passed away on Friday, March 22 at the hospital.

The man’s family is coordinating with the High Commission of India in Wellington to repatriate his body back to India.

More to come.