One dead, one critical in separate road crashes


One person has died in a single vehicle crash in Massey this morning.

Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.

Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

Emergency services were alerted to a car that crashed into a fence at the intersection of Westgate Drive and Rush Creek Drive at about 3.40am.

One person died at the scene. Four other occupants of the vehicle received moderate injuries.

Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are continuing. Westgate Drive near Rush Creek Drive was closed for period while police completed a scene examination.

Meanwhile, at least one person is in a critical condition after a crash on State Highway 3.

The two-vehicle crash happened at about 5am this morning at Motunui in northern Taranaki.

One other person has sustained moderate injuries.

The northbound lane was closed and motorists should expect delays.

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