One dead and one critical after Te Puke car crash

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Two people were trapped in the car, which crashed into a large tree at the intersection of Jellicoe St and Cameron Rd in Te Puke.

One person is dead and another in critical condition after a car crashed into a tree in Te Puke.

Two people were trapped in the car, which crashed into a large tree on Jellicoe St, at 6.05pm on Sunday.

A northern fire communications spokesperson confirmed one person had died.

A second person was in critical condition after being freed from the vehicle and transported to Tauranga Hospital.

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Acting Sergeant Phil Wilkinson said road closures would affect vehicles travelling through Te Puke.

Diversions were in place.

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