31 Dec 2014

SH2 reopens after crash near Opotiki

2:52 pm on 31 December 2014

State Highway 2 between Opotiki and Gisborne has reopened.

It was closed just after 10am this morning following a two-car crash that left five people in hospital with serious injuries.

The crash happened about two kilometres from the Opotiki end of the highway.

Two rescue helicopters were used to fly the injured to Tauranga Hospital.

A serious crash investigation is underway.