Deadly crash at Matata in Bay of Plenty

3:31 pm on 1 August 2019

A person has died following a two-vehicle crash in Bay of Plenty this morning.

Police tape cordon a property in Taharoa

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Police were called to Thornton Road in Matata, north west of Whakatāne about 9.20am.

A second person was been airlifted to Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition.

The road will remain closed for the next few hours while police continue a scene examination.