Car driver dead, truck driver injured after crash on SH1 near Huntly

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One driver is dead and another injured after a car and truck collided on State Highway 1 north of Huntly this afternoon.

Source: 1 NEWS

Police say the driver of the car has died and the truck driver has moderate injuries following the crash at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Fisher Road at about 1.25pm today.

The road remains closed with diversions in place at Tainui Bridge and East Mine Road.

Police are asking drivers for patience, particularly the truck drivers who are unable to travel north through Huntly at present because they can't go on Tainui Bridge.

Truck drivers travelling north should detour via Orini Road, just out of Taupiri. 

The person who died is yet to be formally identified and police are in the process of notifying their next of kin.

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