Loose trailer causes fatal crash

01:43, Jan 31 2009

One person is dead after a trailer collided with a vehicle just north of Whakapara, 23km northwest of Whangarei, this evening.

The trailer had come loose from its towing vehicle and collided with another vehicle about 7pm, Inspector Jacqueline Whittaker of northern police communications said.

A baby had been taken to hospital with critical injuries and one person remained trapped, she said.

Diversions were in place on Jordan Valley Road and Hukeranui Road.