UPDATE - Fatal crash, Methven
Two people have died following the serious crash in
They were occupants of a car which was
involved in a crash with a truck at the intersection of SH
77 / Waimarama Road and SH 72 in Methven.
The driver of
the truck sustained serious injuries and was airlifted by
helicopter to hospital.
The Serious Crash Unit has been
advised and an investigation into the circumstances of the
crash is underway.
The road remains blocked and diversions
are in place.
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