24 Dec 2017

Hawke's Bay crash fourth Christmas road death

8:02 am on 24 December 2017

One person has been killed in a crash in rural Hawke's Bay, bringing the holiday road toll to four.

Police outside a property in Taharoa

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Police said they received a report about 5.30am that a vehicle had rolled down a bank on Pourerere Road.

They said the passenger died at the scene and the driver had minor injuries.

The road was closed near the intersection of Clareinch Road while the serious crash unit investigates.

Another motorist was killed in a crash in Hanmer Springs overnight, a taxi driver was killed in Auckland yesterday morning and one person died after a crash in Northland last night.

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