A person has died in a car accident on SH 2, south of Katikati.
Police have confirmed someone has died as a result of the accident between a car and a motorcyclist this afternoon.
The crash happened at the intersection of State Highway Two and Hot Springs Road, just south of Katikati.
A police spokesperson said the road has been reduced to one lane and motorists can expect some delays while the emergency services work to clear the scene.
Emergency services are at the scene of an accident on SH2 near Hot Springs Rd, south of Katikati.
It has been reported that a ute and a motorbike have collided just before 4.00pm today.
A Bay of Plenty Times reader called to say he saw five police cars rushing to the scene.
It is believed to be a fatal crash but reports of this are unconfirmed by police at this stage.
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