23 Jul 2015

SH3 reopens after police pursuit crash

6:23 am on 23 July 2015

A serious crash during a police pursuit closed State Highway 3 north of Te Kuiti for much of the night.

Police say the crash, near the Gadsby Road corner, happened just before midnight after a pursuit of less than a minute.

They said the speeding car being chased collided with a truck in the opposite lane.

The driver of the car sustained serious injuries in the crash.

The highway was reopened early this morning.