31 May 2020

Queens Birthday road toll rises to two

2:22 pm on 31 May 2020

Two people have died after two separate crashes across the country.

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

One person died after a crash on State Highway 2 near Moresby Street, by the Karangahake Gorge, at about 6.30pm yesterday evening.

A police spokesperson said the person sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital, where they later died.

Another person died after a crash involving a cyclist and vehicle, at an intersection along Hoon Hay Road in Christchurch, about 1pm yesterday afternoon.

Police said the cyclist was taken to hospital with moderate injuries but their condition deteriorated and died in hospital.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around both crashes.