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One dead, one injured after Tas car crash

A man is dead and another has been left seriously injured after an early morning car crash in northern Tasmania.

The 48-year-old died in hospital after his station wagon was struck by a red sedan at an intersection in Launceston, shortly before 2am on Friday.

The 22-year-old male driver of the sedan, who police believe ran a red light, is being questioned after initially fleeing the scene.

His passenger, 21, is in a stable condition in hospital.

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