One person is dead and two others have moderate injuries after a two vehicle crash near Hikurangi.

The crash happened near the State Highway 1 and Mower Rd intersection at about 11.40am.

The deceased person was a passenger in a Hilux vehicle.

There are traffic diversions in place at Apotu Rd, Kauri, and Jordan Valley Rd. The Police have asked for morotists to avoid the area if possible. The Serious Crash Unit is attending the scene.