Three people are dead after a crash between a car and a truck in Hawke's Bay today.
The crash happened on State Highway 2 between Norsewood and Takapau around 2.50pm.
Police told 1 NEWS the three deaths were all people in the car.
The truck driver - a man in his 50s - was airlifted to Hawke's Bay Hospital and is in a stable condition.
Anyone who witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken to police is asked to make contact via 105 and quote event number P044610166.
A diversion is in place and police are asking motorists to avoid the area.