A man has died following a two-car crash on the Desert Road last night.
Emergency services were called to the accident, on State Highway 1 at the Waikato Stream Bridge, about 9.50pm.
A police spokesperson said there was one occupant in each car. One driver, a man aged in his 30s, died at the scene.
The driver of the other car was taken to Wanganui Hospital with moderate injuries.
The Desert Road was closed until 3am.
The cause of the accident is not yet known but will be investigated.