One dead after car, truck crash near Auckland

Last updated 18:42 20/12/2012

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A person is dead after the car they were in collided with a truck south of Auckland this evening, police say.

Emergency services were called to the scene on State Highway 2 at Mangatawhiri at 5.19pm.

Police would not confirm the age or sex of the deceased.

The truck driver has been hospitalised.

Emergency services are at the scene and the incident is being investigated by the police Serious Crash Unit.

Diversions were in place at the intersections of Kopuku Road and SH2, and Coalfields Rd and SH2.

Police said no further details would be released until next-of-kin had been notified.

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