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Man dies following serious SH2 incident

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UPDATED 7.53AM: A man has died following a serious incident on State Highway 2, where he was found injured earlier this morning.

Police were called about 6.20am, says a police spokesperson.

"Initial indications suggest the man had been involved in a crash.

"The road will remain closed for some time while the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene.

"Motorists should continue to avoid the area."

EARLIER:

Emergency services are at the scene of an incident on State Highway 2, where a man has been found seriously injured.

Police were called about 6.20am.

The road, also known as Orchard West Road, is closed and diversions will be in place, says a police spokesperson.

Motorists should avoid the area if possible.

"Due to a serious crash between Canal East Road and Pipiroa Road, this section of the highway is closed.

"Please delay your journey or use an alternative route."

SunLive will provide an update when one is available.

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