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One dead in BOP quad bike crash

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/10/2016

One person is dead and another is in hospital following an overnight quad bike crash near Taupo.

Emergency services were called to the crash in a bus reserve on State Highway 41, near Kuratau, at about 1am on Sunday.

Three people were on the bike when it rolled down a bank and into a stream, a Greenlea Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said.

One person died at the scene while a 28-year-old woman was flown to Rotorua Hospital with moderate injuries.

The death will be referred to the coroner.

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