A motorcyclist is dead and three people are in hospital following a crash in Ohingaiti in the Rangitikei district tonight.
Emergency services were called around 6.25pm to the crash on State Highway 1, about 80km north of Palmerston North.
The motorcyclist died at the scene while three people, who were travelling in the cars, received moderated to serious injuries, police said.
The three have been taken to hospital in Whanganui and Palmerston North.
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The highway between Otara Rd and Mangaweka was blocked off but has not reopened.
Police said motorists should expect delays.
The Police Serious Crash Unit has been at the scene and is still investigating how the crash happened.
Any witnesses are asked to contact Whanganui police on (06) 349 0600.