Thornton Road reopens following fatal crash

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A section of Thornton Road between Whakatane and Matata has reopened following a fatal crash this morning.

One person was killed and another was airlifted to Tauranga hospital with critical injuries, following the two-car-crash which happened between Walker and Smith Roads just before 9.30am.

The road has been closed today as emergency services attended the scene, but has now reopened.

Sam Gardner