5 Jan 2016

One dead after crash near Rotorua

1:08 pm on 5 January 2016

One person is dead after a crash between three cars and a truck on State Highway 5, north of Rotorua.

A police spokesperson said the crash happened at 11.45am at Turakenga, on the western side of Lake Rotorua.

An occupant of one of the cars died at the scene.

Police had closed the road in both directions and warned drivers to avoid the area.