20 Aug 2017

One person dead after crash on SH5, road reopens

8:48 pm on 20 August 2017

One person is dead and two others are in a critical condition after a car crash on State Highway 5 between Napier and Taupō this afternoon.

Police car

Police car Photo: RNZ

Police said the crash happened near Te Haroto, just before 4.30pm.

The road was briefly closed to all traffic, but has since reopened.