Taupo quad bike death

  • 23/10/2016
Taupo quad bike death

One person is dead and another is in hospital following an overnight quad bike crash near Taupo.

Emergency services were called to the crash in a bus reserve on State Highway 41, near Kuratau, at about 1am on Sunday.

Three people were on the bike when it rolled down a bank and into a stream, a Greenlea Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said.

One person died at the scene while a 28-year-old woman was flown to Rotorua Hospital with moderate injuries.

The death will be referred to the coroner.

NZN