One person is dead and another is in hospital following an overnight quad bike crash near Taupo.

Emergency services were called to the crash in a bush reserve on State Highway 41, near Kuratau, about 1am this morning.

Three people were on the bike when it rolled down a bank and into a stream, a Greenlea Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said.

One person died at the scene while a 28-year-old woman was flown to Rotorua Hospital with moderate injuries.

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The death will be referred to the coroner.

A police communications spokesperson said details will be released when more information was available.

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