Crash near Turangi claims a life

Crash near Turangi claims a life

Bay of Plenty

 

One woman has died in a two-vehicle crash on SH1 between Rangipo and Turangi.

The crash occurred at approximately 1pm. It appears that the two vehicles collided as one attempted to turn right from the highway into a driveway.

The vehicle attempting the right-hand turn was travelling north and a female passenger in that vehicle died at the scene. The male driver of that vehicle has been taken to Taupo Hospital.

A female passenger in the second vehicle travelling south has also been taken to Taupo Hospital. The male driver of that vehicle was not injured.

At this stage it is not believed that the injuries suffered by the two people transported to hospital are serious.

A serious crash investigation is underway and police are working to re-open the road as soon as possible.