One person has died and another four have been injured in a crash on State Highway 1 in the north of Auckland.
The crash happened near Cowan Bay Rd in Warkworth.
State Highway 1 is closed between Puhoi and Warkworth.
St John attended the incident at 1.38pm. Initially four people suffered moderate injuries and one had critical or life-threatening injuries.
Police later confirmed that the critically injured person had tragically died. One of the people listed initially as moderately injured was now in a serious condition.
Five St John vehicles attended the crash and at least one is still there. A helicopter has also been dispatched.
State Highway 1 is closed between Puhoi and Warkworth. Photo / via Google Maps
“Please follow directions of emergency services. Delays in the area are likely,” Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency tweeted.
“Diversions may be required. Road closure is possible.”
One dead, four injured after serious crash