One dead, three injured in North Canterbury crash

Photo: File image
Photo: File image
A person has been killed in a serious crash in North Canterbury overnight.

Police confirmed the death early this morning after the incident on State Highway 7, Weka Pass Rd, on Monday night.

Emergency services were called to the area - between Waipara and Waikari - about 10.15pm after reports of a serious crash between two vehicles.

A police spokeswoman said one person died at the scene.

Three other people involved in the crash suffered moderate to serious injuries.

Police said the road - which had been closed for some time - has since been reopened.

Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing, police say.

Meanwhile, emergency services are responding to a serious crash on SH 1 in Dunedin's Karitane.

Police were notified of the two-vehicle crash on Waikouaiti-Waitati Rd at about 7:20am.

A police spokesperson said initial indications are that there are serious injuries.

The road is closed and traffic management is being put in place.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and expect delays.





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