Three dead, one seriously hurt following crashes in Whanganui, Matakana and Canterbury

Three people have died following separate crashes at Whanganui, Matakana and Governors Bay in Canterbury.

One person died in a two-car collision on Cross St in Castlecliff, Whanganui, early on Sunday.

Police were alerted to the crash just after 2am, and a spokeswoman said inquiries into the cause of the crash were ongoing.

Another person died after a serious crash at Matakana Rd, north of Warkworth, about 6pm on Saturday, police said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred between Oak River Dr and Wright Rd, southwest of the Matakana village.

“Sadly, the occupant of the vehicle has since died of their injuries,” police said in a statement.

An investigation by the Serious Crash Unit into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing.

A person died following another serious crash on Teddington Rd in Governors Bay, Canterbury, at 3.55pm on Saturday.

The crash involved a car and a motorcycle and happened between Allandale Lane and Church Lane.

“Sadly, the motorcyclist died at the scene,” police said.

The driver of the car was also seriously injured.

Police said a scene examination was carried out by the Serious Crash Unit and an investigation into how the crash happened was also under way.

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