State Highway 43 in Kawerau will be closed from 9.30am this morning for a scene investigation.

The NZ Transport Agency said in a release that SH43 Kawarau Road West between SH30 Rotoma and Valley Rd will be closed today for about 3 hours.

The release said this was to allow police to conduct a scene investigation for a recent fatal crash that happened on Friday April 26.

There were two cars involved in the crash, and one other person received moderate injuries.

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The detour will be via SH30 and SH34 Kawerau Road on the eastern side of Kawerau.