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One dead after car hits tree at Lake Taupo

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/06/2017
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A driver is dead after their car struck a tree in the central North Island.

The person was reported trapped following the crash at Kinloch, on the northern end of Lake Taupo, at 7.30am on Monday, but died shortly after, police said.

Investigators were trying to identify the person killed and asked drivers to avoid the area on Mapara Road.

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