Fatal crash on SH2

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Update: State Highway 2 has reopened after a fatal crash in Paengaroa this afternoon. 

Earlier: One person has died at the scene following a serious crash on State Highway 2 in the Bay of Plenty.

The crash involving a car and a tree was reported around 3.50pm near Paengaroa ​​​​​​.

The road still remains closed and traffic management is in place, says a police spokesperson.

"Motorists are advised to avoid the area, if possible."

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