One person has died in a serious crash south of New Plymouth shortly before six this evening.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident at 5:50 this evening.

Police have since confirmed one person died in the crash, but no further details as to what happened is available at this stage.

The road, at the intersection of Junction and Egmont Road, in Egmont Village, is blocked as Serious Crash investigators continue with scene examinations.

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Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.