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Highway open after fatal crash

The road was closed for several hours overnight. Photo: Daniel Hines.

Te Puke Highway is open this morning following a fatal crash overnight.

Emergency services were called to the two vehicle crash on the highway, near the AFFCO meat works around 6pm.

Police say one person died in the crash, which forced emergency services to close the highway for several hours.

The serious crash unit is investigating the cause of the fatal crash.

A police spokesperson says the "investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing".

People with information about the crash can contact Tauranga Police Station on 07 577 4300.

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

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