Two confirmed dead in Pukekohe crash

5:17 am on 21 January 2017

At least two people have been killed in a car crash in Pukekohe, police say.

Pukekohe East Road was closed between Runciman Road and Harrisville Road and emergency services were at the scene.

Police said they understood a car had hit a tree on Morgan Road and appeared to be crushed.

The Fire Service was trying to determine whether other people were inside the vehicle, they said.

The crash happened about 7pm on Friday.

Police urged motorists to avoid the area and said the road could be closed for some time.