One person has died in a head-on smash north of Wellington
Police central communications Senior Sergeant Marc Clausen
said two cars are believed to have collided head-on just
after 1pm at Manakau in the Horowhenua. The accident happened
on a 100km/h stretch of State Highway 1 at the intersection
of Gleeson Rd.
The driver and sole occupant of one of the cars died at the
scene. The driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle was
Mr Clausen said there were report of fire, but he was unsure
of the extent of the fire, or whether it destroyed either
SH1 is closed and would remain shut for at least two hours.
Traffic was banking up in both directions and motorists could
expect serious delays.
Traffic was being diverted through the Manakau township.
Ambulance, fire and police were attending the crash.
More details would be released as they came to hand.