A 77-year-old man has died in a two-car crash that occurred in light rain near the Taupo landfill this afternoon.

A Fire Service shift manager confirmed there were two vehicles involved in the crash on Broadlands Rd, Rotokawa.

"One person has died," he said.

The fire service were alerted to the accident about 2.15pm.

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An ambulance spokesperson confirmed one person had died in the crash, and said paramedics had taken another person to Taupo Hospital with moderate injuries.

The crash is said to involve two white utes and happened between View Rd and McKenzie Rd, a police spokesperson said.

Broadlands Rd between Centennial Drive and SH1 will be closed for up to three hours. This is to allow the Serious Crash Unit to investigate and for police to co-ordinate clearing the scene.

More to come.