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Hastings, Putaruru bikers die in crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 21/04/2017

Two motorcyclists, from Hastings and Putaruru, have lost their lives following an accident involving a tanker north of Tokoroa, police say.

The crash, on Friday afternoon, closed State Highway 1 for nearly seven hours.

"One of the motorcyclists who died was a 59-year-old man from Hastings," Senior Sergeant Fane Troy said in a statement.

"The other was a 41-year-old man from Putaruru."

Their names won't be released until their families have been informed.

Sen Sgt Troy said investigations were continuing and the crash scene was a complex one covering a 200 metre section of the highway.

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