The Te Puke Highway has reopened after a serious crash.

Three people were injured, one seriously, after a crash involving a car and a truck near Te Puke.

A police spokeswoman said the crash happened about 8am at the intersection of the Te Puke Highway and Manoeka Rd.

A St John spokeswoman said one person with serious injuries and two people with moderate injuries were taken to Tauranga Hospital.


A Bay of Plenty Times reporter at the scene said the Te Puke Highway was closed between Te Puke Quarry Rd and Manoeka Rd and cordons were in place.

The road was reopened at 10.15am.