UPDATE 2: Fatal crash SH 1 Atiamuri

UPDATE 2: Fatal crash SH 1 Atiamuri

Bay of Plenty

Attributable to Senior Sergeant Fane Troy, Bay of Plenty Road Policing:

Police can confirm just one person has died in a crash between a car and a truck on State Highway 1 at Atiamuri this morning.

Emergency services have been at the scene since shortly after 2:30am.

The deceased was the sole occupant of the car. The truck driver was uninjured.

The complex scene examination is continuing, and the road is likely to remain closed for several more hours.

Heavy haulage equipment will be needed to move the vehicles.

Police thanks motorists for their patience while the diversions remain in place.

ENDS

Issued by the Police Media Centre