Fatal crash in Opotiki

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One person has died following a crash overnight near Opotiki.

Emergency services were called to the site of the crash at 2.25am on Sunday morning.

One person has died following the crash between a car and a pedestrian on Omarumutu Road, Toatoa, Opotiki, near the intersection with State Highway 35.

The road was closed and detours put in place.

The Serious Crash Unit attended the scene and road closures remain in place.

NZTA advise motorists to please delay their journey or use an alternative route. For an alternative route detour onto Motu Rd, then onto Omarumutu Rd and back to Sh35 both directions. This detour is not suitable for heavy vehicles.

At the scene? Phone 0800 SUNLIVE or email

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