One person has died in a serious two-vehicle crash near Lake Karapiro in Waikato this afternoon.

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The crash, involving two vehicles, occurred shortly after 2pm on State Highway 29.

Police can now confirm one person has died at the scene. It is understood another person suffered serious injuries.

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The road is blocked east of Hinuera Quarry and diversions are in place.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Police are working to understand the circumstances of the crash.

The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.

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