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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can confirm one person has died following the earlier serious crash on SH3, Kai Iwi, near Whanganui.

Emergency services were alerted to the crash involving a car and a truck at around 12:41pm.

The road remains closed and a diversion is in place for cars and smaller vehicles.

The diversion cannot accommodate heavy vehicles.

Enquiries into the crash are ongoing.