A driver was flung from his car in a crash south of Te Kuiti last night, then fatally struck by another car.

The crash happened just after 9pm when a car travelling on SH30 in Kopaki crashed into a ditch.

During the crash the 22-year-old driver was thrown from the vehicle. He landed on the road and was hit by another vehicle, police said.

Two other occupants of the crashed car received minor injuries.

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The Serious Crash Unit are continuing to investigate.