One person is dead after a single car crash on State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai.

Police were called to the crash about 6.20am.

Police initially said that early reports showed that one person might be critically injured. They later confirmed the injured person had died.

The road reopened by about 8.25am, according to NZTA.


During the road closure motorists were asked to use the diversions in place through Old Kaimai Rd or avoid the area if possible.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman confirmed they arrived at the crash by 6.40am but had left by 7am.