14 Jan 2018

Fatal crash closes SH1 near Sanson

9:04 pm on 14 January 2018

One person is dead after a crash involving a logging truck and two cars in Manawatu this afternoon.

The crash happened about 10 kilometres south of Sanson, which is south of Bulls.

The person who died was the only person in the car.

The driver of the truck has been taken to hospital with serious injuries, and those in the second car are uninjured.

State Highway 1 is expected to stay closed for some time as the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene.

Diversions are in place.

In a separate accident near Warkworth, a pillion passenger on a motorcycle has been seriously injured in a crash between a car and the motorcycle in Dome Forest.

Police earlier said traffic was moving slowly and motorists were being asked to use an State Highway 16 as an alternative route.