Update 2 Waverley fatal crash

Update 2 Waverley fatal crash

National News

Attribute to Road Policing Manager Inspector David White

Police can now release more details following the multiple fatality crash on SH 3 north of Waverley this morning.

Six people died at the scene, five of those people were adults and one new born baby.

Two cars were involved.

Four adults in a car heading north died at the scene.

The driver of the second southbound car and a new born baby also died at the scene. 

The front seat passenger of the southbound car, a woman, has been flown to Wellington Hospital with critical injuries.

An eight-year-old girl was also in the southbound car and has been taken to Waikato Hospital.

The circumstances of the crash are to be determined by the Serious Crash Unit, and while the investigation is in the early stages it is clear the vehicles have impacted head on.

At the time of the crash the weather was clear and the road was dry, the crash occurred on a slight right hand bend of the road.

This is a devastating crash and the tragedy will effect a large number of people in our community.

Our sympathies and condolences go out to the family, friends and loved ones of those involved.

At the moment our priority is ensuring support is provided to those who need it following this heartbreaking crash.

The road remains closed.

ENDS

Issued by the Police Media Centre