Fatal crash near Ngaere

18:31, Nov 22 2012

An 83 year old man is dead after a crash involving two cars on State Highway 3 near Ngaere.

Police at the scene confirmed the accident which happened at about 6pm this evening occurred when a car failed to give way when pulling onto SH3 and was hit by a North bound vehicle.

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter, on standby after the crash was stood down after the man died at the scene.

The driver of the North bound car was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital by ambulance.

The road was closed to traffic for a brief time but is now open again and the Serious Crash Unit will be investigating in the near future.

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