Two dead in Otaika, Whangārei crash

  • 24/01/2024
Two dead in Otaika, Whangārei crash
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Two people have died in a crash in Whangārei overnight.  

Police said a car went down a bank before hitting a tree and bursting into flames shortly after midnight on Otaika Valley Road (SH15). 

Emergency services found both people in the car dead upon arrival.  

Police have confirmed a section of State Highway 15 between Otaika and Maungatapere remains closed off with The Serious Crash Unit conducting a scene examination in the coming hours.   

Police said motorists should expect delays when travelling through the area and should allow extra time to reach their destination.