Police can confirm one person has died following a serious crash on SH2, Papamoa Beach, Tauranga last night.
Emergency services were alerted to the two-vehicle crash, involving a car and a 4×4 vehicle, just before 11pm.
Both vehicles had a single occupant. The driver of the car died at the scene and the driver of the 4×4 vehicle was transported to hospital in a serious condition.
The road was closed for a number of hours and diversions were in place.
The scene is now clear and the road open.