A number of deaths have been reported after a van and truck collided on the principle freeway between Blenheim and Picton.
A number of fatalities have been confirmed after a van and truck collided on the principle freeway between Blenheim and Picton.
Fireplace and Emergency are on the scene on State Freeway 1 close to Mt Nice and the Severe Crash Unit has been notified.
Stuff understands among the deceased are youngsters.
A police spokesperson stated SH1, south of Picton, is blocked following the intense crash, and is prone to stay closed for a while.
The accident occurred round 7:30am between two automobiles at Mount Nice.
A St John spokesperson Siobhan Campbell stated two helicopters, three ambulances, one first response unit and a supervisor had been despatched to the scene.
A Fireplace and Emergency spokesperson confirmed that fireplace crews from Blenheim and Picton attended and a lot of individuals wanted to be extricated from the automobiles.