Police have confirmed one person is dead after a crash between a motorbike and car on the Napier-Taupo Rd this morning.

Senior Sergeant David Sutherland said the crash occurred at the Napier end of State Highway 5 just before 10am.

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He confirmed one person is dead.

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The serious crash unit is at the scene.

The person's death brings the weekend holiday road toll to 5, after four people were killed in three separate crashes overnight Friday.

Mr Sutherland is urging motorists to delay their travel or avoid that section of the road, near Eskdale, at the Napier end.

More details from police are expected to be released shortly.

The Napier-Taupo Rd is closed after a serious crash. Photo / Duncan Brown, Hawke's Bay Today
The Napier-Taupo Rd is closed after a serious crash. Photo / Duncan Brown, Hawke's Bay Today