18 Sep 2011

Pedestrians killed

7:00 am on 18 September 2011

There were two fatal crashes involving pedestrians in Bay of Plenty early on Sunday.

In the first at about 4am, a vehicle collided with a pedestrian on State Highway One north of Tokoroa, leaving one person dead and two injured.

Then shortly before 5am, another vehicle hit a pedestrian on Waioeka Road, 6km west of Opotiki.

One person is dead.

Police say traffic diversions are in place.