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One dies after van and truck crash on SH1 south of Taihape

One person has died following a crash involving a truck and a van on State Highway One, south of Taihape.

Police say the crash occurred at 4.40pm, approximately 10 km south of Taihape, in the Rangitikei District.

The deceased person, believed to be the van driver, sustained serious injuries in the crash and has since died at the scene, police say. 

They say the Serious Crash Unit has been notified and will be examining the crash scene.

Source: 1 NEWS