Tragic Crash at Taranaki Intersection Leaves Multiple Dead and Road Closed

ELTHAM, New Zealand – Taranaki Police have reported a tragic crash at the intersection of Mountain Road and State Highway 3 this morning, resulting in multiple fatalities. The crash led to a vehicle catching fire, and authorities are currently working to determine the exact number of people involved.

At this time, two fatalities have been confirmed, but the police are still conducting inquiries to establish the occupancy of the vehicle, which may take some time. The road has been closed, with diversions in place for northbound and southbound traffic.

As the investigation into the cause of the crash is underway, the road is expected to remain closed for an extended period while a thorough scene examination is conducted. This is undoubtedly a tragic event, and the police are working diligently to gather all necessary information to understand what led to this devastating incident.

The community is urged to exercise caution in the area and to follow the necessary traffic diversions as authorities work to manage the situation. The authorities are likely to provide further updates as more information becomes available.