Fatal crash in Northland

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Police can now confirm one person has died in a two-vehicle crash in Northland.

The crash occurred on State Highway 1 south of Kawakawa about 4.30pm.

The deceased, a male passenger, died at the scene.

Four other people were airlifted to Whangarei Hospital — two with serious injuries.

The road remains closed and diversions are in place through Mangakahia Road.