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First road death of the long weekend

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/10/2016

The scene of a crash on SH1 © SNPA The scene of a crash on SH1 One person is dead after a car collided with a median strip and then a truck in northern Waikato.

Emergency services were called to the crash on the Southern Motorway near Pokeno at 4.30am on Sunday.

The southbound lane of the highway has been closed between the Razorback Road and Nikau Road interchanges and diversions are in place while police investigate.

The death is the first road fatality of the Labour Weekend period.

Last year five people died over the holiday, including two motorcyclists, two pedestrians and a driver.

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