A serious crash has occured on State Highway 57 south of Shannon in the Horowhenua District.

Police responded to the scene after reports of a crash between a truck and a car at the intersection of Marinoto Road at State Highway 57 at around 10:15.pm this evening.

A police spokesperson said the status of those involved is "unclear" at this stage.

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The Serious Crash Unit is at the scene.

State Highway 57 is currently blocked and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

More to come.