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Highway open after fatal crash

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Photos: Cameron Avery.

State Highway 2, near Te Puna, is open following a fatal crash.

Police were forced to close the road when two cars crashed on the highway, 200m north of the Wairoa Bridge.

One person died at the scene of the crash and another was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Emergency services were called to the scene around 7.30pm.

The road was re-opened around midnight once the serious crash unit had completed its initial investigation of the scene.

Witnesses to the crash, who haven’t already spoken with police, can contact Tauranga Police Station on 07 5774300.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

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