One person has died in a two-vehicle crash this morning north of Karapiro.

A truck-and-trailer and a ute collided on State Highway 1 1.15am, just south of Hickey Road.

The driver of the ute died at the scene.

The truck driver is in Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries.

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The road has been closed but has just reopened to traffic.

The Serious Crash Unit has attended the scene, and police continue to investigate the crash.

After emergency services finished at the scene the road was closed again so a crane could be brought in to move the truck.