A man has died following a two-car crash on the Desert Road last night.
Emergency services were called to the accident, on State Highway 1 at the Waikato Stream Bridge, about 9.50pm.
A police spokesperson said there was one occupant in each car. One driver, a man aged in his 30s, died at the scene.
The driver of the other car was taken to Wanganui Hospital with moderate injuries.
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The Desert Road was closed until 3am.
The cause of the accident is not yet known but will be investigated.