Two dead in crash near Taupō

3:08 pm on 23 December 2019

Two people are dead after a crash on State Highway 5 in Rangitaiki near Taupō.

No caption

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Police said another person was seriously injured after the two-car crash about 1.25pm, and the highway was closed in both directions.

They said there were significant delays, and the road was expected to remain closed for some time.