One person has died after a car crashed into a stream near Mangakino, in the Otorohanga District.

Police said they were called to the fatal crash on Tahae Rd about 4pm and removed a vehicle from a stream.

The female driver was found dead in the vehicle, which was upside-down in the shallow stream. A female passenger managed to get out of the car to raise the alarm.

Family of the dead woman have been advised.


Ambulance and Fire and Emergency NZ also attended the incident.

The serious crash unit is investigating.