Highway open following fatal crash

Emergency services were called to the scene of the fatal crash at 4am. File photo.

The state highway that runs between Tauranga and Rotorua is now open after a fatal crash earlier this morning.

Emergency services were called to a crash between a car and truck on State highway 36/Pyes Pa Road around 4am.

The crash was located near Taumata Road and forced police to close the section of highway for several hours.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the serious crash unit.

People with information, and who haven’t already spoken with police, can contact Tauranga Police Station on 07 577 4300.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.


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