Three people dead after crash between car and truck in Hawke's Bay

Three people are dead after a crash between a car and a truck in Hawke's Bay today.

Source: 1 NEWS

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.