A person is dead after a truck and another vehicle crashed on Otaika Valley Rd, Whangarei, this morning.

Whangarei police and other emergency services were called to Otaika Valley Rd about 9.20am, 150m west of the intersection with Cemetery Rd.

The crash happened on a straight stretch of road with a 30kmh temporary speed limit.

Cordons are in place and SH15 is closed until further notice.

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The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and police advise motorists to avoid the area if possible.