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Two-car crash near Morrinsville, three injured

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Police were called to a two-vehicle collision on State Highway 26 at Morrinsville early Saturday morning.

Three people have been taken to hospital - one with critical injuries, the others moderate.

Police report they were called to the collision about 3.10am.  The Serious Crash Unit was also notified.

As a result of the crash NZTA has closed State Highway 26 near Morrinsville between Piako Rd and Avenue North Rd.  A detour is in place, via Kuranui Rd and Avenue Rd.

Northbound: Turn right on to Kuranui Rd, then left on to Avenue Rd, then right on to SH26. Southbound: Northbound in reverse.

NZTA advise that motorists plan their journeys accordingly and allow extra time for travel.  https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic

It is unknown when the road will be reopened, so is closed until further notice.

At the scene? Phone 0800 SUNLIVE or email newsroom@thesun.co.nz

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