NZ police are responding to serious crash at Palmerston

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious single-car crash on State Highway 1, near Palmerston.

Police were called about 4.25am.

The sole occupant has died at the scene.

The road is closed, with diversions in place.

H-class vehicles heading north are asked to stop in Palmerston.

The Serious Crash Unit will examine the scene.

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