One person is dead following a crash on a Bay of Plenty highway this morning.
"Police can advise one person has died following the serious crash near Awakeri this morning," says a police spokesperson.
"Two others have been seriously injured in the two-vehicle crash.
"A Serious Crash Unit examination is underway and SH 30 is expected to remain closed until mid-afternoon today."
Eastbound: Right onto Te Rahu Rd, onto Paroa Rd, right onto Patuwai Rd, then Mil Rd and rejoin SH30. Reverse for Westbound. Whakatane to Tauranga traffic detour via Thornton Rd.