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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police are at the scene of a serious crash on Cobham Drive (State Highway 1), Kilbirnie.

Emergency services were alerted to the car vs tree crash near the intersection of Evans Bay Parade at around 5:47am.

The westbound lane is closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area or to expect delays.

Diversions are in place.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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