One person dead after two-vehicle crash in central Taranaki

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One person has died after a truck and car collided on SH3, near Stratford, on Tuesday morning.

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One person has died after a truck and car collided on SH3, near Stratford, on Tuesday morning.

One person has died after a two-vehicle crash near Stratford, central Taranaki.

The crash, on SH3 between the Monmouth Rd and Flint Rd intersections, involved a car and a NZ Post truck and occurred about 5.30am Tuesday.

Police, fire and ambulance crews, along with a rescue helicopter, attended.

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A rescue helicopter was called to the scene of the serious crash.

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A rescue helicopter was called to the scene of the serious crash.

Initial reports were the person, who was in the car, was critically injured. But police later confirmed the person died at the scene.

The road was closed with diversions in place but reopened around 1pm.

Two trucks carrying wind turbine blades had to stop and wait in Midhirst until the road was closed as they were too long to take the detour.

Trucks transporting wind turbine blades stopped in Midhirst while the road was closed, due to the crash in Stratford.

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Trucks transporting wind turbine blades stopped in Midhirst while the road was closed, due to the crash in Stratford.

Police have not yet released the name or the details of the person who died.

The police Serious Crash Unit is investigating the crash.

Diversions were in place at the intersection of Pembroke Rd and State Highway 3, Stratford, after a fatal crash near the town on Tuesday morning.

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Diversions were in place at the intersection of Pembroke Rd and State Highway 3, Stratford, after a fatal crash near the town on Tuesday morning.

Stratford fire chief Dion Howells attended the crash and said the cause was unknown at this stage.

“The crash site was huge with debris covering over a 150-metre area.”

A NZ Post spokesperson confirmed it was one of their trucks involved.

“We are supporting our driver. Police are investigating the accident and we cannot comment further.”

The death is the sixth fatality on the region’s roads this year and the second for May.

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