One killed, eight hurt in crash south of Whangarei

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The two-vehicle collision happened about 3am on State Highway 1. Photo credit: File

A crash in Puwera, south of Whangarei has taken one life.

The two-vehicle collision happened about 3am on State Highway 1.

The driver of one of the vehicles, who was alone, was killed. The other car had eight people in it - five got moderate to serious injuries, and were taken to hospital by ambulance.

Three others had minor injuries.

The serious crash unit is investigating.

Newshub.