Otago Daily Times

Road toll mounts


Whangarei: A person died when a car crashed into the Mahurangi River in the Northland town of Warkworth yesterday afternoon.

Police said that when rescuers reached the car, its sole occupant was found dead inside.

About 9.45am yesterday, a motorcycli­st died after a crash in New Plymouth.

A pedestrian died after being hit by a car about 2am yesterday, near Flaxmere, in Hawke’s Bay.

On Saturday afternoon, a motorcycli­st died after a crash in Matapihi Rd, Tauranga.

One person died following a crash in Bridge St, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty on Friday evening. — RNZ

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