Fatal Crash South Of Turangi

Publish Date
Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 2:00PM

UPDATED 7.20PM

The SH1 crash scene examination has been completed and the road has been reopened.

 

UPDATED - 3.07PM

One woman has died in a two-vehicle crash on SH1 between Rangipo and Turangi.

The crash occurred at approximately 1pm.

It appears that the two vehicles collided as one attempted to turn right from the highway into a driveway.

The vehicle attempting the right-hand turn was travelling north and a female passenger in that vehicle died at the scene.

The male driver of that vehicle has been taken to Taupo Hospital.

A female passenger in the second vehicle travelling south has also been taken to Taupo Hospital.

The male driver of that vehicle was not injured.

At this stage it is not believed that the injuries suffered by the two people transported to hospital are serious.

A serious crash investigation is underway and police are working to re-open the road as soon as possible.

 

EARLIER

Police and other emergency services are in attendance at a 2 car motorvehicle crash on Sh1 just south of Turangi.

The crash happened at 1.05 pm.

One person has died and 2 others are injured. The Serious Crash Unit is attending to examine the scene.

The road will be closed as a result and diversions will be via SH41, SH47, and SH46.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.