Taipa Fatal Crash
Police are attending a fatal, single
vehicle crash on Paranui Rd in Taipa in the Far
Initial reports are that the deceased was the sole
male occupant of the vehicle which had left the road and
rolled shortly before being found by another motorist.
Family members are reported to have arrived at the
The location is remote rural and no diversions are
Serious crash are en route and no further
release will be made until their scene examination has been
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