Two people have been hurt after their van crashed 6m down a bank on the Napier-Taupo road.
The pair's Toyota left State Highway 5 about 5km north of Te Pohue about 3.20am on Monday, police say.
The road remained open on Monday morning but was down to one lane.
Firefighters extracted a man and woman from the vehicle and both were taken to Hastings Hospital with moderate to serious injuries.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.