Motorist dies in collision with train near Whakatāne

10:48 am on 5 July 2017

A man was killed when the car he was driving collided with a train near Whakatāne this morning.

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 2 at Otamarakau just after 8.30am.

The fatal crash occurred near the Sandpit Campground just past the Otamarakau Valley Road intersection.

Police are working to inform next of kin.