One person dead following serious accident in Hawera, South Taranaki

Emergency Services including the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter responded to a serious crash in Hawera, South Taranaki on Saturday. The single vehicle crash occurred on State Highway 45 shortly after midday.

Police have confirmed that the single occupant died at the scene.

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the scene and landed in a vacant area on South Road, however was not used. Ambulance and police units were seen leaving the scene at around 1pm leaving the Fire and Emergency personnel on site who erected a large barricade around the crashed vehicle.

Diversions are still in place and the Serious Crash Unit has been notified, police have asked that motorist avoid the area, if possible.

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