One airlifted to hospital after SH2 crash

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One person has been seriously injured after a motor vehicle crash in the Athenree Gorge in the early hours of the morning. 

Police confirm the incident was reported at 2.50am on State Highway 2 near the Athenree Pancake House. 

Two cars are said to have been involved in the crash.

“One person was seriously injured and taken to Tauranga Hospital by helicopter,” says a police spokesperson. 

The road was closed for a period of time but police confirm it reopened shortly before 6am.

SunLive will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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