Serious crash closes State Highway 1 near Dome Valley, north of Auckland

A head-on collision north of Auckland has left six people injured and closed State Highway 1.

Two people have serious injuries and four moderate – one person is being airlifted to hospital.

Police spokesman Jarred Williamson said the crash was between two vehicles on SH1, south of Wellsford.

It was reported just before 4pm.

A section of SH1 has been closed while emergency services attend the scene.

Diversions are being put in place for both north and southbound traffic.

“Police advise motorists to expect travel delays this evening and we appreciate their cooperation while emergency services complete their work at the scene,” Williamson said.

The Police Serious Crash Unit has been notified and will be examining the scene, he said.

More to come.

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