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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police are in attendance at single vehicle crash on State Highway 1 near Okaihau which occurred at around 6.44am.

The vehicle involved has reportedly crashed into a ditch.

Sadly, one person has died at the scene while another has sustained serious injuries.

The injured occupant is being airlifted to hospital.

State Highway 1 is currently closed between Wehirua Road and Waiare Road with diversions being put in place.

The Serious Crash Unit will examine the scene and a Police investigation will follow into the circumstances of the crash.

ENDS.

Jarred Williamson/NZ Police

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