Another fatal crash near Blenheim

One person has died after a serious crash involving a van and truck near Blenheim.

The crash on State Highway 6, northwest of Kaituna between Lamberts and Camerons Rds, happened about 1.40pm on Monday.

Police said one person has died and another has serious injuries.

The section of SH6 has been closed and diversions are in place. Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

It comes less than 48 hours after a road crash north of Blenheim claimed the lives of seven people on Sunday morning.

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