UPDATE: Serious Crash - State Highway 27, Patetonga
State Highway 27 between Maungatarata and Tahuna has
reopened following an earlier crash.
The crash involving
two cars was reported to emergency services at
Seven people were injured in the crash with one
person receiving critical injuries and a second person
suffering serious injuries.
The other five people injured
in the crash received injuries ranging from moderate to
Enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are
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