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Taranaki road death seventh in 12 hours

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/08/2016

A person has been killed in a car crash near Mt Taranaki, becoming the seventh person to die on New Zealand roads in just 12 hours.

The latest crash happened on Mountain Road at Eltham on Wednesday morning.

Two people were treated at the scene and transported to Taranaki Base Hospital.

One later died and the other has serious injuries.

It came just hours after a 70-year-old woman was killed in south Auckland after she was hit by a car.

Five Tongan coolstore workers were killed in a collision with a logging truck in the Bay of Plenty on Tuesday night.

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