Person dies after car crash at Ōtaki

9:01 pm on 13 June 2021

A person has died after their car veered off the road, across train tracks and down a bank north of Wellington today.

Close up of a St John ambulance on a residential street.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

The crash off State Highway 1 at Ōtaki happened just before 5pm, and the car eventually came to a stop on the new Peka Peka to Ōtaki road.

Medical assistance was provided but the driver died at the scene.

Police enquiries are continuing to find out exactly what happened.