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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can confirm two people have died following the early morning serious crash on State Hightway 1/Tirau Road in Karapiro.

The crash, between a car and a truck, was reported to Police at about 1.40am.

The two occupants of the car died at the scene.

SH1/Tirau Road remains closed between Karapiro Road and SH29 and diversions are in place.

The closure is to allow Police to complete an examination of the crash site and for contractors to clear the area.

It is expected the road will remain closed for several more hours.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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