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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

State Highway 30 is closed following a crash at Benneydale.

State Highway 30 is closed between Mangakino and Te Kuiti, in the Waitomo District, following a crash between a logging truck and a ute in the Benneydale area.

The crash occurred about 8:10am.

One person has been seriously injured and a rescue helicopter has been dispatched to the scene.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.