One person has died following a single-vehicle crash near Ngongotahā.
Police were called to a single-car crash between Tarukenga Rd and Dalbeth Rd about 5.25am.
The driver was the sole occupant and died at the scene.
The section of highway between the Ngongotahā roundabout and Oturoa Rd was closed as police conducted a serious crash investigation.
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A police media spokeswoman said the road re-opened at 8.30am.
Two ambulance were called to the scene at the same time as police.
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said crews were also called to help with police.