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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Police can confirm a man has died following a serious crash in South Taranaki this morning.

The crash involved a car and a stock truck on the Surf Highway (State Highway 45), at Oaonui, just after 9am.

The driver of the car sadly died at the scene. The driver of the truck wasn’t injured.

The road remains closed in both directions, and is expected to be closed for some time while the serious crash unit investigates and the truck is removed from the scene.

Diversions are in place at the intersection of Ngariki Road and SH45 and the intersection of Upper Kina Road and SH45.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and take an alternative route.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre

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