A car crashed into a tree in Te Puke tonight leaving one person dead and another critically injured.
Police car (File picture).
Source: 1 NEWS
Police said a vehicle travelling on Jelicoe Street in the town left the road and collided with a large tree at 6.05pm.
Emergency services were working to free people trapped in the vehicle.
The Fire Service has since told 1 NEWS one person died at the scene and another person is in critical condition.
Police said there are road closures which will affect vehicles travelling through Te Puke, and local diversions are in place.
Drivers should expect delays.