UPDATE: Serious crash, State Highway 2, south of Wairoa

One person has died and one has been seriously injured in a crash on State Highway 2 south of Wairoa this morning.

Their car is reported to have collided with a slip blocking State Highway 2 between The Crescent and Kiwi Valley Road.

Work is under way to partially clear the slip so that one lane can be opened.

/NZ Police Public Release. View in full here.