9 Nov 2016

One dead, two injured in crash near Piopio

5:20 pm on 9 November 2016

One person has died and another is in a critical condition following a serious two-car crash on State Highway 3, south of Te Kuiti.

Police, fire and ambulance are all at the scene, near Piopio, and a helicopter is on the way.

Police said the road was closed between Hunt Road and Moa Street, and motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

St John Ambulance said a third person was in a moderate condition.