A cyclist has died overnight after a crash on Te Puke Highway yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the crash, between a car and a cyclist, around 4.50am yesterday.

The 66-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital at the time but died last night.

The investigation into the crash is continuing.


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* 66-year-old man taken to Waikato Hospital after crash on Te Puke Highway

The 66-year-old Tauranga man was transferred to Waikato Hospital from Tauranga yesterday morning after the crash

Police confirmed yesterday a vehicle crashed into a ditch while heading east and collided with a push bike before Collins Lane.

A St John spokeswoman confirmed an ambulance attended the incident at 4.49am and the rider was transported to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition following the crash but the driver and occupants of the car were uninjured.

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