A person has been killed in a two-car crash in Taupiri this evening.

Emergency services are currently at Gordonton Road, also known as State Highway 1B, in the Waikato, where a person has died at the scene following the collision.

Two other people have been injured and will be taken to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

Diversions have been put in place and motorists are being asked to avoid the area if possible.

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Emergency services in Canterbury are also currently at the scene of a heavy vehicle crash in Ashburton.