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A 9-year-old was killed in a crash on the Kaimai Ranges this afternoon.
Sergeant Wayne Hunter of road policing told the Bay of Plenty Times a 9-year-old girl was killed in a three car collision.
The girl was from the Western Bay.
Two cars were involved in the original crash when a west bound vehicle crossed the centre line into an oncoming car. Another east bound vehicle hit the other two cars soon after.
Mr Hunter said the driver of one vehicle had been taken to Tauranga Hospital.
Four people travelling in the same car as the 9-year-old were taken to Waikato Hospital.
The occupant of the third car was taken to Tauranga Hospital for observation, Mr Hunter said.