State Highway 50 in Hawke's Bay is closed after two people were killed in a collision between two cars and a large truck on Friday morning.
The crash happened just after 9am at the corner of SH50 and Gimblett Road in the suburb of Mairekakahau near Hastings.
Police say a man and a woman are dead. A third person was taken to Hastings Hospital with minor injuries.
SH 50 is closed between Omahau and Ngatarawa. It's not known when the road will reopen.