Fatal crash at Pongakawa

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UPDATED 3.48pm: One person has been confirmed dead after a head-on collision between a truck and car at Pongakawa.


Another person remains trapped in a vehicle with serious injuries on State Highway 2, near Pongakawa School Rd.


The collision involved a heavy truck and car described as a hot rod.


Diversions are in place as emergency services work at the scene.


Head of Western Bay of Plenty road policing Senior Sergeant Ian Campion said a rescue helicopter had been dispatched.


EARLIER:


Emergency services are heading to a serious crash between a hot rod and a truck at Pongakawa.


It is understood there are two people trapped after the head-on collision on Te Puke East Rd.


Diversions are being set up.


More soon.

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