News from NZ Police
There’s been a fatal crash on State Highway One south of Manakau. Two cars crashed head-on just after 1pm today, near the intersection of the main highway and Gleeson Road.
A Toyota car crossed the centre line and collided with a Mitsubishi 4WD. There was one occupant in each vehicle.
The 84 year old woman in the Toyota died at the scene. She was Gloria Adair Good of Waikawa Beach, Levin. An 80 year old man from the Mitsubishi had minor injuries. He was taken for assessment to Palmerston North Hospital as a precaution.
State Highway One was completely blocked and a diversion was in place through Manakau township. There were long delays while the accident scene were cleared.
The road was reopened at 4.14, after being closed for more than three hours.