Two dead, four seriously injured in 2 Northland crashes

Source: 1News

Two people have died following two separate crashes on Northland's State Highway 1 on Thursday evening.

Police were called to a two-vehicle crash near Clough Rd, Kaitaia, just after 5pm.

Police say they were called to a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 1, near Clough Rd, in Kaitaia, just after 5pm.

One person died following the crash, four were injured and airlifted to hospital.

Two of the injured are in a serious condition, while two are in a serious but stable condition.

A baby was among four people who were seriously injured in the crash, a Fire and Emergency spokesperson told 1News.

Just after 7pm, police were called to a head-on crash involving two cars towing trailers north of Ōkaihau.

Police say the driver of one car was killed, while the two occupants of the second car sustained moderate injuries.

The road is currently closed in both directions and motorists are advised that there will be significant delays.

The serious crash unit is at the scene of the fatal two-car crash near Kaitaia.