Two people have been killed and three seriously injured after a crash on Auckland's Southern Motorway this morning.
Northbound lanes of the motorway were closed at Highbrook for much of Sunday morning - the motorway was only fully reopened just after midday, following the crash about 3.30am.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.
Police said they were called to the scene between the Highbrook Drive off-ramp and Highbrook Drive on-ramp.
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"Sadly, two people died at the scene," said police. "Three others were transported to hospital with serious injuries."
The motorway was closed while emergency services work to clear the scene.
"The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance and investigations are ongoing into the cause of the crash."
Police are also investigating a serious crash - involving three vehicles - which shut down Mt Albert Rd for a period of time this morning.
More to come