One dead after two-car crash in Taranaki

07:54, Jun 17 2013

One person is dead after a two-car, head-on crash in Taranaki tonight.

Police said the crash happened on State Highway 3 between Normanby and Hawera about 6pm.

The driver of one car is said to be trapped, and emergency services were working to free that person. It is not yet known whether they suffered any injuries.  

The driver of the second car was pronounced dead at the scene, and was yet to be removed from the vehicle, police said. 

A passenger in the second car was being assessed for injuries. Police said a helicopter was on standby.

Road conditions at the scene were wet, but police said the cause of the crash was yet to be determined.The

Serious Crash Unit is investigating.