Two dead after crashes in Auckland and Hamilton

A pedestrian has been hit and killed by a car on Auckland‘s North Shore.

Oteha Valley Road near Mayfair Drive. Photo: Google Street View

Emergency services were called to the scene at Oteha Valley Road near Mayfair Drive at 7.33am.

Police said the pedestrian died at the scene and the road is closed.

Diversions are in place and people are being asked to avoid the area.

Meanwhile, a man has died in a three car crash in Hamilton this morning.

The crash happened on River Road near the intersection with Kay Road at about 8.20am.

One woman has serious injuries and a third person minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Cordons are in place. The road is expected to be closed for several hours while the Serious Crash Unit investigates.