Police updates on crimes and investigations for 9 July 2023.
Fatal crash, Hamilton
Two people have died after a crash on Ulster Street, Whitiora, early this morning.
Police were called to the crash, which involved a car and a truck, about 3.45am.
Two people died at the scene.
Another two people have been transported to hospital in a critical condition.
The car caught fire following the crash, and three officers are being treated for smoke inhalation after pulling occupants from the vehicle.
The road remains closed while the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene.
Please avoid the area if possible.
Serious crash, Papatoetoe
One person is in critical condition following a crash in George Street, Papatoetoe, early this morning.
Police were called to the scene about 1.40am after a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
The pedestrian was transported to hospital with critical injuries.
The Serious Crash Unit has examined the scene.
Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.