Two children and a woman have died and two other people are
seriously injured after a crash near Auckland.
Two cars collided about 3.40pm on SH16 about 8km south of
Three people in one car died; the driver - a woman - an
11-year-old boy and a baby.
A six-year-old girl in the same car and a man in the other
car were seriously injured.
A Herald reporter at the scene said a fire engine
arrived about 5.45pm and a ambulance left the scene about
5.55pm. A tow truck arrived about 6.30pm.
The road is blocked off by roadworkers, who were directing
people off State Highway 16 and down a side road.
The accident cannot be seen from the road block.