Parts of Auckland's Southern Motorway closed after serious crash

Parts of Auckland's Southern Motorway closed after serious crash
Photo credit: Newshub

A pedestrian has been killed after being struck by a car on Auckland's Southern Motorway in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

Police said at about 3:50am a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes, near the Te Irirangi Overbridge. 

The person died at the scene, police confirmed.

Police said the Serious Crash Unit is investigating and the northbound lanes remain closed. 

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) said the closure on the Southern Motorway is between the off-ramp onto SH20 and Te Irirangi Dr, near Manakau.  

NZTA also added the exit from SH20 and the Redoubt Rd off-ramp is also closed. 

In an update at 8:30am, NZTA said the Southern Motorway and all ramps onto it at Manukau are now fully open after being closed for more than 4 hours following the incident.

Hato Hone St John told Newshub they were notified of a motor vehicle incident on Auckland's Southern motorway at 3:49am. 

St John responded with two ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and a manager.

"We were not required for transportation," a spokesperson for Hato Hone St John said.

Meanwhile, NZTA also confirmed the Auckland Harbour Bridge is open and there are no lane closures in place.