UPDATED 9.21AM: Police are appealing for witnesses following serious crash in Opotiki yesterday.
The two-vehicle crash occurred near the intersection of SH35 and Gow Road about 6.35pm.
"A 49-year-old man, a passenger in one of the vehicles," says a police spokesperson.
"An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
"Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or have any information that may assist Police is urged to contact Opotiki or Whakatane Police via 105."