Police have been called to two crashes this evening and one person has died.
The first was on SH26 Paeroa Kopu Rd in Thames just after 8pm. One person died shortly after the collision. The road was closed and diversions are in place.
Motorists were asked to avoid the area.
The serious crash unit has been advised.
The second incident was in Levin about 9.10pm when a car careered off Kawiu Rd and flipped upside down in a ditch.
A police spokeswoman did not believe there were any serious injuries to the two passengers. She said they might have hit a tree.
Source : New Zealand Herald