A person has died in a road accident involving a truck on the Lower Kaimai ranges in the Bay of Plenty today.

Police said in a statement to media that traffic diversions are in place on State Highway 29 after a car and truck collided there about 1.30pm.

The statement said the crash happened near the intersection with Poripori Rd.

"The driver of the car died at the scene.

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"Traffic diversions are in place and the police serious crash unit will be investigating," the statement said.