One person has died and three others have been seriously hurt in a car crash in Masterton.

Police said they were called to the single-vehicle accident just after 9.30pm in High St, Solway, Masterton.

The driver died at the scene.

One passenger suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Wellington Hospital.


Two others were seriously injured and were taken by Wellington Free Ambulance by road to Wellington.

Diversions are in place and the Serious Crash Unit has been notified.

A resident said the accident occurred outside the South Park Motel.

A man who answered the phone at the South Park Motel told the Herald: "F*** off!"

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area.