Motorists on State Highway 2 in Hawke's Bay are being warned of delays after a fatal crash that brings the holiday road toll to six.
Police believe a 13-year-old girl was killed in the crash, involving a car and a truck at Whirinaki, just north of Bay View.
The scene is being cleared on Friday afternoon and inspected by the Serious Crash Unit.
The holiday road toll period began on 26 December at 4pm and ends on 5 January at 6am.
Thirteen people were killed during the last Christmas - New Year period.