16 Feb 2020

One dead after serious crash in Southland

7:02 am on 16 February 2020

One person has died in a car crash on the Winton Lorneville Highway in Southland this morning.

Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.  Police Emergency tape.

Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

Emergency services were alerted to a van that rolled near Gap Road West at around 4.45am.

Other occupants had injuries ranging from serious to moderate.

The road is closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area, while diversions are in place.

The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.