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One dead in pile-up on SH1 at Ruakaka

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 13/11/2016

Emergency services are at a crash where a person has died. © Phil Walter/Getty Images Emergency services are at a crash where a person has died. A person is dead and several others are injured after three cars and a light truck crashed near Whangarei.

The accident happened on State Highway 1 in Mata, north of Ruakaka shortly before 5pm on Sunday.

One person has died and three others are seriously injured, police say.

St John ambulance says a total of five people are injured.

Diversions are in place at SH12 heading north and Mangapai Road heading south.

The serious crash unit is investigating.

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