One person has died after a truck and a car crashed on Pyes Pa Rd.
State Highway 36 was closed between the Pyes Pa Rd/Takitimu Rd roundabout and Te Matai Rd after the crash, shortly before 9am.
A St John spokeswoman said a helicopter and an ambulance treated two people but police have since confirmed one person has died.
Another was taken to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.
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The crash is under investigation.