One killed in SH3 crash

UPDATED: Police can confirm one person has died following the serious crash on State Highway 3, Waitotara.

The road is expected to remain closed for some time.

"Motorists are advised to avoid the area and delay travel if possible," says a police spokesperson.

"The Serious Crash Unit will examine the scene."


Emergency services have been called to a serious two-vehicle crash on the Waitotara river bridge, State Highway 3, Waitotara.

Police were called about 8.25am.

Initial reports suggest one person may be seriously injured, says a police spokesperson.

"The road will be closed, and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

"The Serious Crash Unit has been advised."