Police can now confirm two people have died following the serious crash near the intersection of State Highway Two and Mara St, Mangatainoka.
Police were alerted to the two car crash at around 5:45pm.
Previous reports stated the crash happen on Kohinui Rd and State Highway Two (SH2). Police can now advise the crash happened near the SH2 and Mara St intersection.
Three other people were injured in the crash, one critically and two seriously.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.
The road is closed and diversions are in place. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Issued by Police Media Centre