Source: New Zealand Police (District News)
Police are in attendance at single vehicle crash on State Highway 1 near Okaihau which occurred at around 6.44am.
The vehicle involved has reportedly crashed into a ditch.
Sadly, one person has died at the scene while another has sustained serious injuries.
The injured occupant is being airlifted to hospital.
State Highway 1 is currently closed between Wehirua Road and Waiare Road with diversions being put in place.
The Serious Crash Unit will examine the scene and a Police investigation will follow into the circumstances of the crash.
Jarred Williamson/NZ Police