A serious crash in Taranaki has left one person dead.
On Saturday, shortly after midday, a serious single-vehicle crash occurred on State Highway 45 near to Hawera in south Taranaki.
While police were initially unable to provide details on injuries, it has now been confirmed one person - the sole occupant of the vehicle - has died.
Diversions have now been put into place and police are urging motorists to avoid the area.
The Serious Crash Unit has been notified of the accident.