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State Highway One in Northland closed following fatal crash

Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.  Police Emergency tape.

Police are at the scene of a fatal crash in Whangārei. File image.
Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

At least one person has died in a multiple-vehicle crash in Northland.

Police said officers were at the scene of the fatal crash on State Highway One in Whangārei.

The exact number of fatalities was not yet known.

Police said “multiple” vehicles were involved in the crash that happened shortly after 4pm on Saturday.

The state highway between Saleyards Rd and Richards Rd was closed – and was expected to stay closed for some time.

“The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and detours are in place,” a police statement said.

“More information will be provided when it becomes available.”

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