29 Aug 2020

Two dead after two crashes overnight

8:01 am on 29 August 2020

A road in Northland is temporarily closed after a woman died in a car crash.

Wellington Free Ambulance.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Police were called to the crash on Pukepoto Road in Kaitaia just before 3am.

The woman died at the scene and two others are being treated for moderate injuries at Kaitaia Hospital.

Diversions are in place at Kaitaia-Awaroa Road/ Okahu Road and Okahu Road/Pukepoto Road.

In the South Island, a person has died following a crash involving a pedestrian on the Shenandoah Highway in Tasman.

Police were called to the crash at 1.27am.

The road is closed and motorists are being asked to avoid the area.