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Driver killed in fiery Bay of Plenty crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 3/11/2016

A person has died after being trapped in their car after it burst into flames following a head-on crash in Bay of Plenty.

The driver of one of the vehicles was unable to free themselves after the crash on Waiotahi Beach Road near Opotiki on Thursday night.

Police say the driver of the other car was taken to hospital and is in a critical condition. Later in the evening, at 12.30am, the driver of a 4WD vehicle was killed after it rolled on Reid Road in Ruatoki.

The police's serious crash unit was investigating both crashes. 

Post-mortems are due to be carried out on Friday and police were working to formally identify the victims.

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