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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Foxton Shannon Road in Foxton.

The single-vehicle crash was reported around 3:30am, between Union Street and Hickford Road.

The car has hit a power pole, and power is reported to be out in the area.

Sadly, one person has died at the scene. A second person is reported to have minor injuries and has been taken to Palmerston North Hospital.

Foxton Shannon Road is currently closed and expected to remain closed for some time.

Traffic management will be put in place but motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

The Serious Crash Unit will attend the scene and Police will investigate the circumstances of the crash.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre

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