UPDATE: Serious crash, Hatepe

Three people have died following a crash in Hatepe, south of Taupo.

One further person was taken to Taupo Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash between a truck and a van occurred about 4.15am.

The road is now partially open and motorists can expect some delays.

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