One dead after car crashes off bridge in Bay of Plenty

A person has died after a car crashed off the Pekatahi Bridge, south of Whakatne.
Emergency crews were alerted to the single-vehicle crash about 5.30pm on Monday.

Early reports indicate a car drove off the Pekatahi Bridge crossing the Whakatne River. The bridge will remain closed overnight as the police Serious Crash Unit examine the scene.

Traffic diversions are in place along State Highway 2 west of Tneatua, between Rewatu Road and Tneatua Road.


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Motorists are being warned to expect delays.

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