Early morning crash brings Easter road toll to three

A person has died after a crash north of Gisborne early this morning, bringing the road toll for the Easter holiday period to three.

The crash happened about 5.30am on SH35 north of Gisborne between Waiapu and Waiau Road, near Anaura Bay.

They said no one else appeared to be injured from the crash, and the road would be closed for some time.

The death brings the number of fatalities from crashes during the official Easter holiday road toll period to three.

There were two other crashes over the long weekend. One died in a single-car crash in Huntly on Sunday evening, and one in Awakino on the west coast of southern Waikato on Monday afternoon.

Two other people have been critically injured and one seriously injured in other crashes - including one last night in Waipawa in Hawke's Bay.

Seven people died on the roads last Easter.

The official holiday road toll period ended at 6am.

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