30 Jul 2015

Fatal crash closes Karangahake Gorge

1:55 pm on 30 July 2015

One person has died after a crash between two cars on State Highway 2 in the Karangahake Gorge this morning.

Two people are though to still be trapped in the vehicles.

The crash happened at the intersection with Rahu Road and the gorge is likely to be closed for some time, police said.

Motorists travelling from the Thames Valley and Waikato to Bay of Plenty are advised to use State Highway 29 over the Kaimai Range.