Fatal crash in Northland leaves multiple people dead

Three people have been killed in a car accident in Whananaki, northeast of Whangarei

A child is in a critical condition, and another person has minor injuries.

The single-vehicle crash happened on Whananaki North Rd at 2:13am, police said. The car hit a tree.

The road has temporarily closed while police conducted a scene examination. It has since been reopened.

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Three died when their car hit a tree. Photo credit: Newshub.

An investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy is underway.

The road toll so far this year, before this latest crash, was at 41 - down on the past few years.

But there have been seven deaths just this weekend. Four have been killed in the Waikato region, including a double-fatality in Cambridge on Saturday evening.

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Whananaki North Rd. Photo credit: Google Maps