2 Jul 2017

Two dead after crashes in Northland, Wellington

10:38 am on 2 July 2017

One person is dead and five others have been injured after a car crash in the Hutt Valley, near Wellington.

Police said a car and ute collided on State Highway 2 just north of Silverstream at about about 4am today.

One person in the car died, while another was flown to hospital in a critical condition.

Two more people in the car were injured - one seriously - and two people in the ute were also injured.

And in a separate incident a person has died after a car crash in the Far North.

It happened on Kaitaia-Awaroa Road, near Brass Road, in Ahipara at about 10.15pm yesterday.

The driver of the car, the sole occupant, died at the scene.

The accident is now being investigated.