Counties Manukau Police can confirm that today at 8.39am a police car and a vehicle being driven by a member of the public were involved in a crash.
It is understood the police vehicle was travelling along Ormiston Road approaching the intersection of Preston Road and East Tamaki Road.
The police officer, who was en route to a priority one job, collided with the other vehicle.
The vehicle was being driven by a male, age unknown, and was carrying one passenger, a female in her 40’s.
Both members of the public were seriously injured and when travelling by ambulance to Middlemore Hospital the female passed away.
The male is currently in a serious but stable condition.
The police officer involved in the crash has minor injuries.
Serious Crash Unit is investigating the incident and the Independent Police Conduct Authority has been advised.
A media conference will be held today at Police National Headquarters, 180 Molesworth Street, Wellington at 1pm.
Counties Manukau District Commander, John Tims will lead the briefing.
Source: New Zealand Police.