Two dead in State Highway One crash

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Mar 28, 2024 |

Police have confirmed two people died following a serious two-vehicle collision on SH1, Kekerengu this morning. 

Two others were taken to hospital with moderate injuries. 

An NZTA spokeswoman said Highway 1 remains closed at the crash site, and no local road detours are available.

Drivers travelling on State Highway 1 – Kaikoura to Blenheim – are urged to delay their travel and avoid the area.

The only alternative route is inland via State Highway 7 Lewis Pass and State Highway 63 Wairau Valley. This has significantly longer travel times.

Road users with ferry connections in Picton must factor this closure into their travel plans

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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