One person has died and eight people are injured after a three vehicle crash on State Highway 1 at Pukenui in the Far North.
Police said early information suggested one person was in a critical condition, two were in a serious condition, and five people had sustained moderate to minor injuries.
Waka Kotahi NZTA tweeted that SH1 north of Houhora Heads Rd was closed and would likely remain so for some time as a result of the crash, which took place near Whalers Rd early this afternoon.
The agency earlier said motorists should expect delays and traffic diversions were likely.
Police and emergency services are still at the scene.
SH1 PUKENUI – ROAD CLOSED – 1:10PM#SH1 is now CLOSED north of Houhoura Heads Rd, Pukenui. The road is likely to stay closed for some time today as a serious crash investigation takes place. Follow the directions of emergency services on site and delay your journey. ^LB pic.twitter.com/Y8UIA3HGRz
— Waka Kotahi NZTA Auckland & Northland (@WakaKotahiAkNth) December 29, 2021
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