One person dead after crash near Thames

A person is dead following a serious crash between two cars in Turua, near Thames this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene at about 3.35pm at the intersection of Hauraki Road and Huirau Road.

Two other people were moderately injured in the crash.

Police say Hauraki Road remains blocked while a scene examination takes place.

Diversions are in place at Orchard East Road and Piako Road.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.

St John Ambulance (file picture). Source: St John.