One person died following crash near Whakatane
One person has died following a serious two-vehicle crash near Whakatane last night.
Police were called to the scene of the crash on White Pine Bush Road -SH2 about 6.20pm on Saturday night.
Emergency services also attended and the road between Downard Rd and Station Road East was closed with diversions in place. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.
The road remains closed and the Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene.
Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash will continue.