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Three dead in crash on State Highway 2 near Whakatane

Newshub logoNewshub 26/02/2019 Vita Molyneux
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Police have confirmed four separate vehicles were involved in a serious crash near Whakatane.

The Serious Crash Unit is now investigating, and it is expected the road will be closed for a number of hours.

Police are asking any witnesses to the crash to contact Whakatane Police on 07 308 5255.

In particular, police are interested in speaking to a paraglider who was above the accident when it occurred.

At 1.50pm, emergency services were called to the scene, having received reports of a collision between a truck and a car.

Three people have died at the scene, and initial information indicates others may be injured.

Diversions are in place.

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