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One dead, SH1 closed in two places after separate truck accidents


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One person has died and State Highway 1 was closed at Lake Taup and Waihola this morning after separate crashes.

A section of SH1 was closed next to Lake Taup near Motutere at 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning after a truck accident.

Emergency services said no one was seriously injured in the accident, but the stretch between the Waitapu and Te Heuheu roads may be closed for some time to allow the truck to be removed.

Drivers should be aware of delays and take an alternative route if possible.

Waihola Highway crash leaves one dead in Otago

Police say one person has died after a crash on Waihola Highway (SH1), between Waihola and Milburn.

Emergency services were called at 6:15 a.m. after a truck and a lorry collided.

A detour has been put in place as the road between Waihola and Milburn is closed, but the detour is only suitable for light vehicles.

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