One dead after Bay of Plenty car crash

5:40 am on 4 November 2016

One person has died after a car caught fire in a crash near Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty.

Police said two cars crashed near the pipi beds on Waiotahi Beach Road around 8.20pm.

Waiotahi Beach Road is closed at Verrall Road and Parerata Ridge Road, with police, fire and ambulance services at the scene.