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Three injured in Tasman Highway crash at St Helens, road blocked

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Traffic is being diverted along Atlas Drive off the Tasman Highway. Image / Google

Updated 9:25pm Tuesday, May 21: A woman has died as a result of a serious crash between three vehicles on Tasmania’s east coast on Tuesday afternoon.

The crash on the Tasman Highway, less than 2km from the St Helens township, was reported to emergency services around 3:30pm.

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Police said the 62-year-old from Pyengana passed away while receiving treatment after being rushed to St Helens District Hospital.

A 61-year-old man, also from Pyengana and a passenger in the same vehicle, was initially taken to St Helens District Hospital before being transferred to Launceston General Hospital for further treatment.

Police say his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The drivers of the other two vehicles involved were also taken to St Helens District Hospital.

A 28-year-old St Helens man sustained minor injuries, while a 43-year-old Sandy Bay man was unharmed.

“Our thoughts are with the woman’s family and loved ones at this difficult time,” a Tasmania Police spokesperson said.

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“A report will be prepared for the coroner.”

The Tasman Highway remains closed in both directions and police are asking motorists to avoid the area while the scene is cleared.

Three injured in Tasman Highway crash at St Helens, road blocked. Image / Supplied

Earlier: One person is reportedly in a serious condition following a multiple-vehicle crash on the Tasman Highway at St Helens this afternoon.

Police say two others have also been injured as a result of the collision near Beauty Bay and are being transported to hospital.

The crash is blocking the highway in both directions, with motorists travelling north detouring along Atlas Drive.

Police are directing those heading south along Lawry Heights to Penelope Street and Falmouth Street.

Emergency crews remain at the scene as investigations into the incident continue.

“Motorists are asked to avoid the area until further notice,” police said.

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