One dead after car, truck collide near Auckland

Last updated 19:32 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.

Meanwhile, two teenagers have been flown to hospital with serious injuries after a crash near Wallacetown, northwest of Invercargill, this evening.

Invercargill police Senior Sergeant Maggie Windle said an 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were injured after a two-car collision on the Isla Bank - Flints Bush Rd around 6pm.

A Nissan Navara turned into a driveway which caused it to collide with a Mazda Lantis, Windle said.

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