A person has died after a serious crash on SH4 in Manunui in the Ruapehu District when a car went under a truck.

A police media spokesperson said initial reports indicated a car had slid under a truck on SH4 between Mahoe Rd and Tanoa St just after 6pm.

One person was later confirmed dead at the scene.

A St John spokesperson said two ambulances were in attendance and the rescue helicopter stood down.


The road between Mahoe Rd and Tanoa St was blocked and is likely to remain closed for several hours.