Emergency services responded to a crash in Waitahanui in Taupō.
The crash was reported just before 1.45pm on State Highway 1 near Hurae Road.
Initial reports indicated serious injuries, with Police later releasing a statement shortly after 6.20pm that one person died.
SH1 was closed between Anzac Memorial Drive and Pihanga Road. Traffic management had been put in place, with a diversion at Taupō Airport.
The Serious Crash Unit was at the scene investigating the circumstances of the crash.
Motorists were asked to avoid the area or expect delays.
*Not precise location of crash.
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