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Truck crash blocks SH 1 in Marlborough, person seriously injured

Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi

A collision between two trucks has blocked State Highway 1 in Marlborough.

The crash on the Bush and Para roads in Tuamarina happened at 9.50am on Thursday.

One person was airlifted to Nelson Hospital in a serious condition.

Firefighters freed a person trapped in a truck.

Police said the motorway was likely to be closed for some time and diversions were in place.

“Major Disaster Unit notified.”

Detour is available for light vehicles only via Queen Charlotte Drive and State Highway 6.