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A woman was killed and a cyclist seriously injured in separate crashes in the central North Island early this morning.
The woman died after her car crashed into a fence on Railway Rd near Palmerston North about 12.45am today, a central ambulance communications spokeswoman said.
There were no other occupants in the car.
Later this morning, a cyclist was seriously injured when her bicycle was hit by a truck near Napier.
The crash happened on State Highway 2 by the Waitangi Bridge, in south Napier, about 5.42am, a central police communications spokesman said.
The ambulance spokeswoman said the woman suffered serious to critical pelvic injuries.
She was still being treated at the scene.