Fatal crash in Bay of Plenty

The crash involved a car and a milk tanker.

One person has died following a crash in the Bay of Plenty.

Police can now confirm one person has died following a serious crash on SH 30, Lake Rotoma in Rotorua.

Emergency services were called of the crash, involving a milk tanker and a car at around 5.10pm, on State Highway 30, near Lake Rotoma.

"Sadly, the occupant of the car has died at the scene," says a police spokesperson.

A St John spokesperson says they treated two other patients in a minor condition at the scene.

The crash was located on Sh30, near Lake Rotoma. Image; Google Maps.

The road was closed for several hours to allow the serious crash unit to examine the scene.

The highway was re-opened around 11.30pm.

Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

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