Weekend road toll stands at seven

A rider killed in a crash in the Bay of Plenty brings the weekend road toll to seven. Photo: Christel Yardley/Stuff

A motorcyclist has died, bringing the weekend's road toll to seven.

Emergency services were called to the crash involving a single motorbike on Broadlands Road, Reporoa on Sunday afternoon.

The person on the motorbike died at the scene, police said in a statement.

Traffic is being diverted and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

The crash is the second fatality on Sunday, following an earlier death on a road near Whakatane.

Police said the crash happened on Wainui Road, near Ohope about 5.15am on Sunday.

They were alerted to a rolled vehicle and found a person dead at the scene. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Meanwhile three people died in a car crash in Kaikoura on Friday and two people died early on Saturday morning when a car and a train collided in Morrinsville.

A car was shunted about 500 metres from the rail crossing down the line towards Hamilton. The twisted remains of the vehicle were moved from the scene of the crash about 9am on Saturday morning. Photo: Mark Taylor

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