A person has died in a single vehicle crash on an Auckland highway overnight.
The crash happened on the Mt Wellington Highway, heading north close to Sylvia Park shopping centre. It was reported to emergency services shortly after 2.30am.
Police confirmed just before 9am that a person had been killed in the crash.
A second person suffered serious injuries and has been taken to Auckland City Hospital for treatment.
Photos from the scene show a badly crumpled black vehicle at a traffic intersection, with debris strewn across the road.
The highway was closed between Hamlin Rd and Aranui Rd and diversions put in place for some time.
Police are now investigating the circumstances of the crash.
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