One dead in Wellington car crash

04:49, May 06 2013

One person has died in a two-car crash near a State Highway One exit from the Wellington motorway.

The person died at the scene, on Takapu Road near the Grenada North exit, police said.

A passenger in the same car suffered serious injuries. The occupant of the second vehicle was assisting police.

Police advised drivers wanting to access areas around Jamaica Dr that they would need to use the Tawa exit of the motorway.

Drivers were being asked to avoid the area entirely if possible as peak traffic time approaches.

With the wet weather conditions, police have reiterated the need for drivers to keep their speed down, switch on their lights and maintain decent following distances.


The Dominion Post