Police are appealing for witnesses after a person died and another was left in a stable condition in intensive care following a serious crash on State Highway 2 near Papamoa Beach last night.
The crash happened on State Highway 2, Papamoa Beach, Tauranga.
Police were notified of the two-vehicle crash, involving a car and a 4x4 vehicle, just before 11pm.
The 4x4 vehicle was a blue 1994 Toyota Hilux Surf (similar to the one pictured) that was travelling in and around the Mount Manganui area prior to the collision.
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Anyone who may have seen the vehicle last night or witnessed the crash is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote file 210118/0982.
Alternatively you can contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
A hospital spokesman told the Bay of Plenty Times a 29-year-old man from Putaruru was now in a stable condition in intensive care.
The road was closed for a number of hours and diversions were in place.