Police are working to establish whether a person killed in a car crash in Waitakere, Auckland today was the driver or a passenger.

Police said the car failed to take a bend on McEntee Road and overturned about 1:40pm.

Police said there were no reports of injuries to other people involved, but whether the deceased was a driver or passenger was not yet known.

The car, believed to be a Mitsubishi Libero wagon, was heading east on McEntee Rd and appears to have crossed the centre line, hit a bank on a downhill section and bounced back onto the road, upside down.

The scene of a fatal car crash in Waitakere. Photo / Jason Dorday
The scene of a fatal car crash in Waitakere. Photo / Jason Dorday

The accident happened near the intersection of Kay Rd.

Small orange cones are marking the crash path.

The body of the dead person is still inside the car. The driver's side of the car is covered by a white sheet.

The man who died is thought to be aged in his late 20s to early 30s.

Sergeant Brian Leslie of the Henderson police said it looked like the car could have flipped a couple of times.

A tow-truck is waiting at the scene.

A reporter at the scene said the front of the car was badly crushed.

About 120m of road is blocked off to general traffic with residents allowed through.


Entry and exit from Armeins Road onto McEntee Road is also closed.

It was expected that these road closures would be in place until at least 4pm.

Police wouldn't release information on the deceased person until family had been notified.

- additional reporting by NZME.