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A New Plymouth man is dead and another had to be cut out from a car after losing control while drag racing on a rural Taranaki road last night.
Hawera Police say speed and alcohol were a factor in the accident which happened near the intersection of Fairfield and Beach Roads at 7.20pm.
Both cars were travelling in the same direction down a long straight road, said Hawera Sergeant Lincoln McCrea.
The serious crash unit were today investigating the cause of the crash.
- Lynely Bilby, APNZ