A person has died after their car went off the road, onto train tracks and down a bank before coming to a stop on another road.
The crash happened near State Highway One in Ōtaki, in the Kāpiti Coast. Trains were stopped in the area.
A police spokesperson said the person received medical attention but died at the scene.
The single-vehicle crash was reported just after 4.45pm.
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Police said enquiries are under way to establish what happened.