SH2 open following fatal crash

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Supplied photo.

State Highway 2 is open following a fatal crash.

Three vehicles - a car, a 4x4 and a truck - were involved in the crash near Apata Station Road just before 5pm on Monday.

"The truck caught on fire and so did one of the cars, says a police spokepserson.

"The person that died was in the car that caught fire."

The highway was re-opened around 11.30pm.

NZTA says a temporary speed limit of 50kph is in place until maintenance contractors repair the road surface.

The serious crash unit is investigating the crash.


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