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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash on State Highway 1 south of Bombay Hill.

The single vehicle crash was reported at around 11.40am, where a truck has reportedly rolled and subsequently caught fire near the Beaver Road off-ramp.

The truck was travelling southbound at the time.

Sadly, one person has died at the scene.

State Highway 1 is currently closed in both directions between Mill Road and Nikau Road.

It is anticipated that southbound lanes will be closed for a longer period of time as the Serious Crash Unit will be examining the scene.

Southbound traffic is being diverted at the Bombay Hill off-ramp.

Police advise motorists to expect delays if they are travelling through this area this afternoon.


Jarred Williamson/NZ Police