One dead in Masterton crash

A police officer turns traffic away as the Makawera river flows on the road between Invercargill and Wallacetown caused by torrential rain, Invercargill, New Zealand, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Dianne Manson
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One person is dead following a crash in Masterton on Monday evening.

Emergency services were called to the scene on McKinstry Ave and Masterton Castlepoint Rd shortly after 5pm, to find a motorbike and a ute had collided.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

The vehicles were towed from the scene three hours later, after a scene examination.

It brings the official holiday road toll, which began at 4pm on December 23, to 12.