Three people were killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle accident in Northland.
Police said officers were at the scene of the fatal accident on State Highway One in Whangārei.
The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday between Saleyards Rd and Richards Rd.
The road was closed and is expected to remain closed for some time.
“A Serious Crash Unit investigation is underway, but it appears a southbound car collided with an oncoming light truck towing a trailer,” police said.
“Unfortunately, three people died on the spot.”
Police said one person was taken to hospital with serious injuries and another with minor injuries.
Police were unable to comment further at this time.