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One person died following crash near Sandhurst Dr

Traffic build up on the Tauranga Eastern Link following a crash. Photo: Shelley Dudson


10.25pm Update: Police can confirm one person has died following a crash northbound on SH2, Mt Maunganui in the area of the Sandhurst Drive on-ramp and Maunganui Road.

The single vehicle crash was reported to Police at 5pm on Sunday.

Two other people were injured in the crash suffering moderate to serious injuries.

Four other passengers were medically checked but are not seriously injured.

Those injured have been transported to hospital.

The road is now open to traffic following a scene examination and the recovery of the vehicle.

Police are seeking witnesses to the crash.

Anyone who can assist is asked to call 105 and quote file number 200823/8265.  

Earlier, 6.30pm

Due to a single vehicle crash,  the on-ramp of the SH2 motorway between Sandhurst Dr and Te Maunga Roundabout is closed this evening

Motorists are advised to follow the detour and allow extra travel time for travel.

The single vehicle crash was reported to Police at 5pm.  It is unknown if there are any injuries.

Emergency services are at the scene and delays should be expected.

Detour: Exit at Sandhurst Dr off-ramp, turn left and continue onto Mangatawa Link Rd, left onto Truman Rd, right onto SH29A then left to continue onto SH2 northbound.

Motorists are asked to avoid SH2, Mt Maunganui north bound in the area of the Sandhurst Drive on-ramp and Maunganui Rd.

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