Source: New Zealand Police (District News)
Police can confirm one person has died following the earlier crash on the Kumara Junction Highway (SH 6), between Seaview Hill Road and Keogans Road.
The crash, between a van and a car, was reported around 1:10pm.
Three other people have been injured as a result of the crash.
The road remains closed and diversions are in place.
An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances.