Three dead in separate North Island accidents


Three people have been killed in separate crashes today across the North Island.

One person died at the scene following a single-vehicle crash in Palmerston North shortly before 4pm, police said, and another was critically injured.

This afternoon, one person was killed in a crash west of Wellsford. Emergency services were called to Run Road, Tapora shortly before 1.30pm, where a van had gone down a bank.

The sole occupant was declared dead at the scene.

Early today, another person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash in Waikato.

That crash happened on State Highway 27 near Matamata, shortly before 8am.

Police are investigating the cause of the accidents.

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