One dead, three hurt in Northland crash

  • 23/12/2017
The person died at the scene and another three people have injuries.
The person died at the scene and another three people have injuries. Photo credit: file

A person had died after a car flipped in Northland.

The accident happened on State Highway 14 in Maungatapere, about 5:45pm on Saturday, police say.

The person died at the scene and another three people have injuries, which range from moderate to serious. Only one vehicle was involved in the crash near Kara Rd.

SH14 will be closed for some time while the serious crash unit investigates.

A diversion is in place via Newton Rd.

The death takes the holiday period road toll to two after a taxi driver died in central Auckland earlier on Saturday after being hit by an allegedly speeding and drunk motorist.

The holiday road toll period started at 4pm on Friday and will end at 6am on January 4.

NZN