One dead following Bay of Plenty crash

State Highway 30 is closed following a fatal crash this morning.

One person is dead following a crash on a Bay of Plenty highway this morning.

A ute and car crashed on State Highway 30, near Awakeri, at 8.15am.

"Police can advise one person has died following the serious crash near Awakeri this morning," says a police spokesperson.

"Two others have been seriously injured in the two-vehicle crash.

"A Serious Crash Unit examination is underway and SH 30 is expected to remain closed until mid-afternoon today."


Eastbound: Right onto Te Rahu Rd, onto Paroa Rd, right onto Patuwai Rd, then Mil Rd and rejoin SH30. Reverse for Westbound. Whakatane to Tauranga traffic detour via Thornton Rd.

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