Police can confirm a person has died following a crash between a car and motorbike near Ward this evening.
The crash was reported about 6pm, on State Highway 1, between Wests and Ure roads.
Sadly, one person died at the scene. Five other people suffered minor-to-moderate injuries.
The highway remains closed while the Serious Crash Unit investigates.
Motorists are advised to use Waka Kotahi’s Journey Planner tool before travelling: https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/journey-planner.
Issued by the Police Media Centre