Two people have died after a crash in Hawera last night.

The crash happened at 8.25pm at the intersection of Glover and Ketemarae Rds.

A police spokesperson said last night "initial indications" were that two people had suffered critical injuries.

Rescue helicopters were dispatched to the scene and motorists were urged to avoid the area.

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Police have this morning confirmed two people have died following the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.