One person is dead after a truck and car collided at the intersection of State Highway 2 and SH25 at Waitakaruru this afternoon.
An occupant of the car died at the scene of the crash at about 1.30pm.
Emergency services are in attendance and the road is blocked.
Northbound traffic is being diverted onto Cross Rd to State Highway 25, which will then allow access back onto SH2.
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