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A driver has died and a navigator injured in an accident on the first competitive stage of the Targa Tasmania tarmac rally this morning.

A statement from CAMS has confirmed the fatality. The identity of those involved yet to be released.

“We are deeply saddened to report that there has been a fatality at Targa Tasmania Rally this morning,” read the CAMS statement.

“Both CAMS and Octagon are currently working with the relevant authorities and will provide further information once next of kin have been advised.”

The single-car incident occurred on Porters Bridge Road at Exton, with remaining competitors now diverted to another stage while police attend the scene.

The accident marks just the second fatality on the Targa since its first running in 1992.

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