One person has died after a single car crash near Tekapo this afternoon.

Police were alerted to the incident, which occurred on Braemar Mt Cook Station Rd, about 3pm.

A police spokesman one person has died as a result of the crash.

There was one other person in the car, he said, but they are not believed to be seriously injured.


Police are currently at the scene.

Earlier an accident involving a car and truck north of Auckland has left a bridge closed and people with minor injuries.

The crash occurred on State Highway 1/Matua Rd.

The Kumeu Bridge has been closed as a result of the crash and police say traffic is being redirected.

The stretch of road will remain closed until 8pm and a tow truck is expected at the scene shortly to remove the truck.

Those involved in the accident received minor injuries, police said.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area if possible.