1 dead, baby injured, after serious crash near Gisborne

Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Saturday, 3 June 2017, 3:46PM
Police are attending the scene (NZH)
Police are attending the scene (NZH)

The Queen's Birthday weekend road toll has climbed to two.

Police have confirmed a person has died at the scene, after a car crashed down a bank on State Highway 35, north of Te Araroa in the Gisborne district.

There were five people in the car.

A baby is injured and has been taken to hospital in a helicopter.

The condition of the other people in the vehicle is as yet unknown.

Around 11pm last night, a pedestrian was killed in a crash near Napier Airport - the first fatality of the weekend on the roads.

The Queen's Birthday holiday period runs from 4pm yesterday afternoon until 6am Tuesday morning.