Update - fatal crash, Kopu-Hikuai Road, Kopu,Thames
Police can now confirm one person has died following a crash
on Kopu-Hikuai Road, Kopu, Thames, this morning.
were alerted to the crash around 9.10am.
The road is
expected to be closed for some time and motorists should
expect extensive delays.
Diversions are in place through
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