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Two dead and one seriously injured following three separate crashes involving motorcycles

Two people have died and one person is injured following three separate crashes around the country.

Source: 1 NEWS

The three crashes all involved motorcycles and happened within an hour of each other. Two were in Taranaki and one was in Otago. 

One motorcyclist died following a crash involving a car on Hillgrove-Moeraki Road, State Highway One, 20 kilometres north of Palmerston.

Police say they were called to the crash at 10:40am this morning and the rider died at the scene.

A 28-year-old woman has been charged with careless driving causing death in relation to the incident.

Another motorcyclist has died in a crash involving a car around 10am on State Highway Three, two kilometres south of Mokau.

Both lanes on State Highway Three have reopened in Mokau, following the fatal crash this morning.

One motorcyclist has been transported to Palmerston North Hospital in serious condition after colliding with a car just after 11am on Mako Mako Road, Levin.

Mako Mako Road in Levin is now open following this morning's crash. State Highway Three remains closed north of the Mohakatino River bridge.