30 Jun 2019

Two dead in Bay of Plenty crash

5:53 pm on 30 June 2019

Two people have died following a single vehicle crash in Te Puke overnight.

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The crash occurred at 1.30am on No 1 Road in Te Puke. Photo: 123RF

Police say the car crashed into a garage on No 1 Road between Lomay Place and Roderick Lane shortly after 1.30am.

Two other people have moderate injuries.

One of the owners of the property, Elena Crowley, said her neighbours heard a car coming up the road very fast and her husband, John, heard a loud bang.

"It was really roaring, travelling very, very fast and of course hit the bank and it was just like a missile; straight through the garage. It went through the side."

She said the roof of the garage has collapsed and their own cars inside have also been badly damaged.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.