UPDATE 5:15pm: State Highway 2 is closed after a serious crash.
The road is closed between Apata Station Road and Esdaile/Pahoia Roads in both directions.
A police spokesperson says a car and truck have collied on SH2 and one person has died as a result.
“It appears one of the vehicles is on fire.”
“Police and Emergency Services are at the scene and the road will be closed for some time.”
Diversions are in place while the Serious Crash Unit investigate the scene.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.
Emergency services are responding to a crash is reported on State Highway 2 near Apata corners.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there is black smoke billowing into the sky and diversions are in place.
Motorists are being warned to expect delays in the area.
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