One person has died following a two car crash on SH3 near the Awakino Tunnel.
The crash was reported to emergency services shortly before 12.30pm.
Two people received minor injuries in the crash.
A police investigation into the cause of this crash is underway.
The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene.
The road is closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
For information on the diversions in place please check the NZTA website.