Friday, 16 Apr 2021

A child has died and five others are in hospital after a horror crash near Rerewhakaaitu, south of Rotorua

A child has died in a crash overnight in Rerewhakaaitu.

Police have confirmed one person has died in the crash on State Highway 38.

Emergency services were called to a report of a vehicle that rolled on SH38 between Brett and Rerewhakaaitu roads at around 10pm, police said in a statement.

A child died at the scene. Several other people had a range of injuries and were taken to hospital.

The Serious Crash Unit attended and examined the scene.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said five patients were transported to Rotorua Hospital, all in a moderate condition.

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