Highway open after fiery crash

THE Pacific highway has reopened after a fiery crash between a car and a truck this morning.

At least one person has been killed in the crash, which blocked the Pacific Highway, south of Macksville.

A 200 metre exclusion zone wasset up around where the car and B-double truck collided at Warrell Creek, just before 4am, police said.

The truck, which was carrying chemicals, exploded in flames on impact, but Fire and Rescue NSW extinguished the blaze.

One person from the car was confirmed dead, but police said it was not clear how many people were in the car when it crashed.

The male truck driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries and taken to Macksville Hospital for observation.

The Pacific Highway was closed in both directions, with most traffic diverted onto local roads.

Police from Mid North Coast Local Area Command and the Port Macquarie Crash Investigation Unit continue to conduct inquiries into the cause of the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or circumstances leading up to it is urged to contact Port Macquarie Police Station via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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