Police are investigating a fatal crash near Whanganui on Sunday.

One person died following the two-vehicle crash on State Highway 4, south of Kakatahi, that occurred at about 7pm on Sunday night.

A spokesperson for St John said that one patient was treated and transported to Whanganui Hospital in a moderate condition.

Police reported that seven people had received minor injuries and enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

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Fire appliances from Whanganui and Raetihi were also called to provide assistance and departed from the scene at about 10.40pm.