UPDATE: Inglewood bus crash

UPDATE: Inglewood bus crash

Central

One person has died following a bus crash on State Highway 3 in Inglewood this afternoon.

The person who died was the 69-year-old male bus driver.

There were 13 passengers aged 12-17 on the bus at the time of the crash.

Ten passengers have been taken to Taranaki Base Hospital where they are being assessed. Three other passengers were taken to a local Media Centre to be assessed and have now been released to their parents.

State Highway 3 remains closed as inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing. 

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre