Driver dead after striking horse in Eastern BOP

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One person died following a crash in the Eastern Bay of Plenty last night. 

A police spokesperson says the person died after colliding with a horse on Te Teko Road, near Edgecumbe. 

They received a report of the crash at about 11:20pm.

"A car had struck a horse." 

The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, died at the scene. The horse also died, the spokesperson confirmed. 

Te Toko Road remains closed between Okaahu Road and Powell Road this morning while the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene.

Motorists are advised to travel via Grieve Road and/or Otakiri Road.

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Posted on 10-05-2020 08:49 | By

I hope they charge the horse owner !!! Far to many animals not looked after out those ways