17 Jun 2017

Four people dead after crash in foggy conditions

9:17 pm on 17 June 2017

Four people have died after a two-car crash near Paeroa in the Hauraki District this evening.

Police booze bus.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The crash, which happened at about 7.40pm, has closed SH 2 between Fisher Road and School Road.

Police said the four victims died at the scene. Two other people have been taken to hospital.

Police said there was heavy fog in the area, and motorists have been asked to drive with extreme caution.

Diversions are in place and the Serious Crash Unit is investigating.