SH5 crash claims one

Police put a diversion in place a after a crash kills one and traps another at Waimahana on State Highway 5, Reporoa, Rotorua. Photo / SNPA / Peter Graney
Police put a diversion in place a after a crash kills one and traps another at Waimahana on State Highway 5, Reporoa, Rotorua. Photo / SNPA / Peter Graney

One person has died in a crash on State Highway 5 between Taupo and Rotorua.

Police said emergency services were called to the crash, just north of Tutukau Rd, at Waimahana, at 7.40am today.

Two cars collided head-on, leaving one person dead and another trapped in a vehicle.

A helicopter was at the scene waiting to take the trapped person to hospital, police said.

Traffic diversions are in place around the crash scene.

- APNZ

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