6pm Traffic Update Friday 18th March 
Very serious crash involving a petrol tanker and multiple vehicles at Manakau and the road is closed til further notice.
there is a multiple car crash blocking the road at Manakau just between South Manakau and Gleeson Rds on the bend. Road is closed til further notice. Detour via South Manakau Rd and Manakau Village. Delays southbound are back to northern Manakau and northbound isn’t too bad
UPDATE 2141: Fatal crash, State Highway 1, Manakau - Central
Police can confirm that one person has died and two people have been seriously injured in a crash on State Highway 1 near Manakau.
The crash, involving a LPG tanker and two cars, occurred at 5.15pm.
The road has now reopened, after being closed while emergency services attended the crash.
Investigations in to the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.
Police thank motorists for their patience while traffic was diverted and delayed.
Issued by Police Media Centre