UPDATE: Fatal Crash, Matata

One person has died following the earlier two-vehicle crash on Thornton Road, Matata.

A second person has been airlifted to Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition.

The road will remain closed for the next few hours while police continue the scene examination.

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