One dead after two-vehicle crash in western Bay of Plenty

9:06 pm on 24 February 2024
A police car

File photo. Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi

A person has died and another is in a critical condition after a crash on State Highway 2 in the western Bay of Plenty.

The two-vehicle crash happened at Tanners Point, between Katikati and Waihi at about 4:50pm.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

The road was closed but is expected to be fully open again at about 9.30pm.

Police said traffic management was in place for a short time with one lane open to traffic.