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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can confirm a person has died following a single-vehicle crash, southbound, near SH1, Ōtaki.

The crash was reported to Police just after 4.45pm today.

Initial reports indicated the car left SH1 and travelled onto the train tracks before going down a bank onto the new Peka Peka to Ōtaki road where it came to a stop.

Medical assistance was provided to the person however they died at the scene.

Trains were initially stopped in the area.

Enquiries are underway to establish the circumstances.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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