A young man has died after crashing into a roadside bank near
Mount Bruce, about 25 km north of Masterton this morning.
An ambulance spokesman said emergency services were alerted
to the accident just before 9am.
The man, believed in his 20s, was in a critical "but
deteriorating" condition when staff arrived.
"Initially, there was a road transport commenced towards
An advanced paramedic was also flown in by helicopter to
assist with treatment, the spokesman said.
"Unfortunately they were unable to revert the patient and the
patient died at the back of the ambulance."
No other vehicles were involved. Police are investigating the