One person has died following a crash involving a car and a logging truck on State Highway 35 at Makorori, near Gisborne.
Emergency services were called to the scene near at 8.28am.
The person who died was in the car.
The road is closed and motorists are asked to please avoid the area.
Diversions are being put in place.
The Serious Crash Unit has been notified.
Issued by the Police Media Centre