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BOP police investigating fatal crash

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash on Tuesday. Photos: Phillips Rescue Helicopter Trust.

Investigations are underway into a two car crash which left two people dead.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash on State Highway 1, near Galaxy Road, in Tokoroa around 1pm on Tuesday.

A police spokesperson says two people died and three others sustained serious injuries in the crash.

Two Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopters, the TECT Rescue Helicopter and Greenlea Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to the scene to fly injured patients to hospital.

“The crews from the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and TECT Rescue Helicopter were first helicopters on the scene,” says a spokesperson for the rescue helicopter.

“The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedics Nigel Bryant, Graeme Harvey, and Tony More provided initial care to critical patients, alongside road ambulance crews.

“Onboard TECT Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedic Dave Harrison assessed a female patient in serious condition who was transported by road to Waikato Hospital.

“Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedic Simon Burrows assessed another female patient in serious condition who was also transported by road to Waikato Hospital.

“A 30-year-old male in critical condition was flown by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter and was cared for by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic Andy Windle.”

Bay of Plenty Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the crash.

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