Driver dies following SH35 crash

Police were called to the crash on Tuesday afternoon. File photo.

One person has died following a crash on State Highway 35, near Opotiki.

A ute was involved in the single-vehicle crash about 1.50pm on Tuesday.

In a statement released this morning, a police spokesperson confirmed that one person has died.

"The driver received medical attention but sadly died at the scene.

"The road was down to one lane for several hours but was cleared late yesterday afternoon."

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