Police can confirm two people have died following a fatal crash in Kaingaroa in the Far North this afternoon.
Police responded to the crash, on Pukewhai Rd, around 12.30pm.
Sadly, one person received critical injuries and died at the scene.
A second person was transported to hospital in a critical condition but has also since died.
We extend our condolences to their families at this difficult time.
The Serous Crash Unit is in attendance and enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are underway.
Tony Wright/NZ Police