Three people have been killed in separate crashes today across the North Island.
One person died at the scene following a single-vehicle crash in Palmerston North shortly before 4pm, police said, and another was critically injured.
This afternoon, one person was killed in a crash west of Wellsford. Emergency services were called to Run Road, Tapora shortly before 1.30pm, where a van had gone down a bank.
The sole occupant was declared dead at the scene.
Early today, another person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash in Waikato.
That crash happened on State Highway 27 near Matamata, shortly before 8am.
Police are investigating the cause of the accidents.