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One person is dead and another is critically injured in a crash on State Highway 5, the Napier-Tāupo Rd.

Emergency services were alerted to the motorcycle and truck collision at Te Pohue in the Hastings District at about 6am Friday.

The crash, near Old Tāupo Coach and Rukumoana roads, has closed the road and no diversions were available.

Motorists should avoid the area and delay travel if possible, police say. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

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