Baby dies in Bay of Plenty crash

01:31, Jun 15 2014

An infant is dead after the four-wheel-drive it was travelling in flipped into a drain.

At 6am today the 4WD left State Highway Two near Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty and overturned.

The vehicle was found upside down in a drain, police said.

SH2 was closed between Paerata Ridge Road and the bridge over the Waioeka River for some time.

Nobody else was injured.

The Police Serious Crash Unit is investigating.