District: Bay Of Plenty
Police attended a fatal motor vehicle
crash on State Highway 2 near Opotiki this morning.
head-on crash involving a car and a motorcycle occurred just
west of Baird Road at 5.00am.
The deceased motorcyclist
was a 21 one year old farmer who lived and worked locally.
The two occupants of the car were not injured in the crash.
Anyone with information relevant to this crash is asked
to contact the Opotiki Police on (07) 3151110. Media
enquiries should also be referred to the Opotiki Police.
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