Update: 8.10pm – Fatality at Serious crash, Manakau, Horowhenua!

“Update: Serious crash, Manakau, Horowhenua”

Police have confirmed one person has died at the scene of a crash on State Highway 1 north of Manakau, Horowhenua.

Two vehicles collided around 5:30pm near Kuku East Road.

Police say one other person has been taken to hospital – their injury status is unclear.

Traffic was stopped for a short time and the road will reopen when the Serious Crash Unit has finished at the scene.

Police will be working to clear the scene as quickly as possible – it’s expected at least one lane will reopen initially, with traffic management in place.