Fatal crash north of Tauranga

Police and emergency services are the scene of the crash. Photo: Carmel Jacob.

UPDATED 4.10PM: One person has died in a crash on State Highway 2 this afternoon.

A police spokesperson confirms two others have serious injuries.

The road is likely to be blocked for some time, but there are diversions in place.

Westbound traffic is being diverted down Te Puna Quarry Road, with eastbound traffic down Snodgrass Road.

Motorists are thanked in advance for their patience.


A serious crash has occurred north of Tauranga this afternoon.

Two cars have collided on State Highway 2, near Snodgrass Road in Whakamarama.

A police spokesperson says they were called to the scene at 2.55pm, and that some people were trapped as a result of the accident.

The road is closed, with detours in place at Snodgrass Road and Te Puna Quarry Road.

SunLive will bring you more information as it becomes available.


Yep PersonWorm

Posted on 04-12-2017 18:03 | By GreertonCynic

Some serious thought needs to be put into the intersections on this stretch of road.

Very sad :(

Posted on 03-12-2017 20:45 | By PersonWorm

I live in the area and it'd be nice to see more room. Medians or just more room to merge if you're trying to get from Snodgrass or Te Puna quarry road into the opposite side of the highway.

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