One person has died in a crash between two vehicles on State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai.
The crash happened between Soldiers Rd and Valley View Rd with emergency services called about 3.37pm yesterday.
One person was airlifted to Waikato Hospital with critical injuries and two other people were taken by ambulance to Tauranga Hospital in serious condition.
The road is expected to reopen within the next hour once emergency services have finished at the scene.
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Four ambulances and a rescue helicopter from Tauranga were sent to the scene.
SH29 between Poripori Rd and the SH29/SH28 intersection was closed and reopened about 8.15pm.
The Serious Crash Unit was advised.