SH1 north of Houhora Heads Rd closed as crash leaves one dead, eight injured

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One person has died and eight people are injured after a three vehicle crash on State Highway 1 at Pukenui in the Far North.

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Police and emergency services are at the scene of the crash at Pukenui which has claimed a life and left 8 others injured. File image Photo: RNZ / Tom Kitchin

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.

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