18 Jan 2012

Man thrown off back of vehicle dies

5:13 pm on 18 January 2012

A man has been died after being thrown off the back of a vehicle in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

The incident happened on Galatea Road in Te Teko just before 1pm on Wednesday.

The ambulance service says the man, who it understands was 17 years old, was already dead by the time it arrived.

Police say the serious crash unit is investigating.