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Police respond to fatal crash in Dannemora

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Kilkenny Drive in Dannemora was closed due to a fatal crash on May 29. Times photo Chris Harrowell

Police are investigating the circumstances of a crash that claimed a person’s life in east Auckland.

Emergency services including police, St John Ambulance paramedics and NZ Fire and Emergency responded to the incident which happened in Kilkenny Drive, Dannemora, at about 10.40am on May 29.

“Sadly one person received critical injuries and has since died at the scene,” a police spokesperson said.

“We extend our condolences to their family at this difficult time.

“The Serous Crash Unit is in attendance and enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are underway.

“Police advise motorists to avoid the area while the scene is cleared.”

Kilkenny Drive was blocked heading north at the intersection with Moyrus Crescent when the Times arrived at the scene.

Police appeared to be examining a van parked at the roadside while a mobility scooter sat on the footpath nearby.

Numerous markings had been made on the road by police.

An ambulance was still in attendance and a blue sheet had been placed on the road.

Vehicles used to block the road were moved briefly while a police photographer took photos of the scene.

Auckland Transport used social media to alert public transport users at 11.09am that part of Kilkenny Drive was closed due to the crash.

“Bus route 355 is detouring around the area and will miss the following 6 bus stops on Kilkenny Drive between Chapel Road and Maghera Drive,” it said.

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