Person dies after car hits tree in early hours


A person has died following a single vehicle crash in Hawke’s Bay this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene after a car hit a tree on Waimarama Road, Tuki Tuki about 20km south of Hastings at around 3.30am.

One person died at the scene.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Meanwhile, police are advising motorists in Auckland that Te Atatū Road is closed at the intersection of Gloria Avenue and Te Atatū Road, following a single vehicle crash shortly before 6am.

One person is in a critical condition and the road is expected to be closed for some time.

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