Waikato police are working with Interpol to try to find the family of a Canadian woman killed in a collision with a truck.

The crash happened at a controlled intersection of State Highway Two and SH25 near Maramarua in eastern Waikato on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating but initial indications are that the 46-year-old woman was a front-seat passenger in a westbound car that smashed into a northbound truck and trailer unit in a T-bone type collision, police say.

The truck had right of way.

The driver of the car, a Canadian man, was taken to Auckland Hospital with moderate injuries and the truck driver was shaken but not hurt.

Meanwhile, a male pedestrian killed near Ngaruawahia, north of Hamilton, has been named.

He was Miroslaf Dlugolecki, a 61-year-old Polish national who had been living in Hamilton, said Sergeant Juliet Burgess of the Huntly Strategic Traffic Unit.

Mr Dlugolecki died after being hit by a northbound truck on a 100kmh stretch of SH1 early on Wednesday.

NZ Newswire

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