A person has died after a truck and a train have crashed this afternoon in Marton, a town of about 5000 between Whanganui and Palmerston North.
The crash near Saunders Road was reported at about 3.30pm, police say.
Police confirmed this evening the person who died was travelling in the truck.
Cordons are in place at the entrance to Saunders Road while a scene examination takes place.
Police say an investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has been advised.