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Fatal crash, Mangatarata

Fatal crash, Mangatarata

Posted May 02, 2020
Road Info , Emergency Services

Media Release: Waikato Road Policing Manager Jeff Penno

Waikato Road Policing Manager Jeff Penno says one person has died following a crash at Mangatarata today.

The single vehicle crash occurred around 4:15 pm on SH 27 between Torehape Road East and Mahuta Road South.

Two other occupants of the vehicle have been seriously injured.

Prior to the crash a Police vehicle travelling in the opposite direction on SH 27 was alerted to the vehicle due to the manner of driving.

The Police vehicle turned in order to stop the vehicle.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle however it was located immediately afterwards crashed off the road.

Emergency services responded however one person sadly died at the scene.

The Serious Crash Unit is undertaking an examination at the scene, and SH 27 between Torehape Road East and Mahuta Road South will be closed for a number of hours.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Detour route: Southbound traffic turn left onto SH2, right onto Central Rd South, right onto Torehape Rd East back on to SH27. Northbound in reverse order.