Part of SH6 in Marlborough closed following fatal crash.

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A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle early this morning on State Highway 6 between Pelorus and Havelock, Marlborough.

Police were called to the incident at 12:15am.

The road will be closed until around midday in order for the Serious Crash Unit to examine the scene, after which Police hope to have one lane open.

A detour is in place via State Highway 63, although to those planning on taking this detour it will add around 1 hour and 20 minutes to travel time.

Police hope to have both lanes open by the end of the day