Police can confirm a man has died following a crash in Matata this afternoon.
The crash was reported to emergency services at 4.24pm and involved a vehicle hitting powerlines.
Matata Road (SH2) remains closed between Manawahe Road and Flax Road. Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances of the crash.
Issued by Police Media Centre