Highway closed after double fatal in Papatawa

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Police can confirm two people have died following the serious crash on State Highway 2, Papatawa, this morning.

The road is expected to be closed for some time and diversions remain in place.

The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene, says a police spokesperson.

Police were called to the crash at 5.50am.

A third person has suffered moderate injuries.

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