A man has died and another is in a serious condition following a head-on crash on State Highway 1 in Waikato.
The crash between a 4X4 and a van south of Putaruru happened about 5.40pm.
The sole male occupant of one of the vehicles died at the scene.
The 56-year-old male occupant of the second was cut from his vehicle. The Putaruru man was in a serious condition in Waikato Hospital tonight.
Police closed the road, south of Putaruru, as they dealt with the crash.
Diversions were put in place onto Lichfield Road for both north and southbound traffic.