Two motorcyclists die in crash




Two motorcyclists have died following a crash on State Highway One yesterday.

Source: 1 NEWS

Police were called just before 3pm, to reports of the crash, north of Totoroa.

The riders were a 59-year-old from Hastings, and a 41-year-old from Putaruru.

A police spokesperson told 1 News that both died at the scene.

State Highway One was closed for a period of time to allow for a scene examination, reopening shortly after 9:15pm.

Senior Sergeant Fane Troy of Taupo Police said the crash scene was complex and covered a 200 stretch of the motorway.

"This was a tragedy for all involved and our thoughts are with the friends and family of those affected."

The Serious Crash Unit will investigate the cause of the incident.

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