Driver dies after two trucks crash on SH1

A man has died after a serious crash on State Highway 1 near Rolleston this morning.

The crash, involving a truck and a light truck, took place about 7.20am on Monday at the intersection with Rolleston Drive. 

The driver of the light truck died at the scene, a police spokesperson said. Another person received moderate injuries.

A Fire and Emergency NZ spokeswoman said crews from the Rolleston, Burnham and Lincoln stations attended.

A person was trapped inside one of the trucks but was rescued about 8am.

SH1 and Rolleston Drive were initially closed while the serious crash unit investigated. SH1 was reopened about 12.30pm.

A Waka Kotahi NZTA spokesperson said to expect delays. 

 

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