Friday, 26 February 2016 - 12:58pm |

Three confirmed dead in Patea crash – UPDATE 2

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At approx 4:15pm on Thursday 25th Feb Police attended a motor vehicle crash between a vehicle and a tanker carrying a trailer.

As a result of the crash the three occupants of the vehicle were killed.

The driver of the tanker was treated for minor injuries at hospital.

An investigation into the incident has commenced and this is in its very early stages.

Police are appealing to any members of the public who may have any knowledge of the crash or were witnesses to it, to contact their local police station.

As soon as all family members of the deceased have been notified, the names will be released.

The scene has been cleared and the road is now open.

Media contact:  Jillian Reid Public Affairs Police National Headquarters 021 947 003