One person has died after a car crashed into a stream near Mangakino, in the Otorohanga District.

Police said they were called to the fatal crash on Tahae Rd about 4pm and removed a vehicle from a stream.

The female driver was found dead in the vehicle, which was upside-down in the shallow stream. A female passenger managed to get out of the car to raise the alarm.

Family of the dead woman have been advised.

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Ambulance and Fire and Emergency NZ also attended the incident.

The serious crash unit is investigating.