One person has died after a crash on SH2 at Tangoio just after 12.30pm today.
The crash, involving a car and a utility vehicle, happened near the Tangoio Settlement Rd which runs off the highway about 17km north of Napier.
A second person received what police said were minor injuries.
The highway was closed about 2km north of the intersection while emergency crews worked at the scene and serious crash officers carried out a scene examination.
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Police were advising people intending to travel that way to delay their plans as no diversions had been put in place. It was not known what time the road would re-open.
No other details were available.