Police in Gisborne say one person is dead after a collision between a logging truck and a car on State Highway 2 northwest of the city on Thursday afternoon.
State Highway 2 between Back Ormond and Brown roads has been closed until further notice.
Senior Sergeant Moeara Brown says the unladen logging truck went over the top of the car at Waerenga-a-hika, 20 kilometres from Gisborne.
Ms Brown says emergency services are at the scene trying to remove the truck and to determine how many people are in the car.
One person in the car has been confirmed dead.