One person is dead and three are injured, two seriously, after a two-car collision in the Coromandel District.
Emergency services were called just before 3pm on Sunday to the crash on State Highway 25A, between Thames and Pauanui.
An ambulance spokeswoman says one person was found deceased and three others needed to be airlifted to hospital.
One person with serious injuries was headed to Auckland Hospital, while a second helicopter heading to Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland had one seriously injured and one moderately injured person on board.
Fire service equipment was needed to extricate two people from cars at the scene.State Highway 25A between Kopu and Hikuai was closed at the SH25A-SH25 intersection at Hikuai and the SH25A-SH26 intersection at Kopu. The road was not expected to reopen until at least 7pm.
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