One person dead after collision between car and logging truck near Gisborne

One person has died following a crash between a car and a logging truck near Gisborne this morning.

Police said the vehicles collided on State Highway 35 at Makorori and emergency services were called to the scene just before 8:30am.

Police confirmed the person who died was in the car but are yet to say if it was the driver.

The road is closed and motorists are asked to please avoid the area while diversions are put in place.

The Serious Crash Unit has also been notified.

Source: 1 NEWS