One killed in highway crash

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One person has died following a collision between a car and a truck in Otorohanga.

The crash occurred on State Highway 3, near Awatane Road, shortly after 11pm.

A woman — the car's front seat passenger — died at the scene, says a police spokesperson.

"The male driver was seriously injured and taken to Waikato Hospital.

"The truck driver was uninjured."

A Serious Crash Unit investigation is now underway.


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