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One dead after motorcycle, car crash in Bay of Plenty

A motorcyclist has died after a crash along State Highway 38 in the Bay of Plenty, bringing the Easter road toll to four. 

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One person has died after a crash between a motorcycle and car. Source: Supplied / Justin Hu

The motorcycle and a car crashed in Waimangu, south of Rotorua, just before noon. 

Emergency services were called to the scene at the intersection with Okaro Rd at around 11am. 

One person was killed, who police later confirmed was the motorcyclist, while a second person was injured.

One person has died after a crash along State Highway 38. Source: Justin Hu.

Police say SH38 remains closed while a scene examination is underway. Traffic has also been blocked from travelling along Waimangu Rd, which travels south on to Okaro Rd. 

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The Easter holiday road toll ends at 6am on Tuesday. Source: 1 NEWS

Motorists are asked to avoid travelling where possible or alternatively use State Highway 5.