A driver of a car has died after colliding head on with a tanker near the Bay of Plenty town of Opotiki tonight.
Police were called at 8.55pm to a report of the crash on State Highway 2 in Kutarere, halfway between Ohope and Opotiki, a police spokeswoman said.
Police said no one else was injured.
SH2 is blocked between Rankin Rd and Kutarere Cemetery Rd, she said.
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The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.