One person is dead after a truck rolled on Thornton Road in Whakatane at approximately 12:30pm.

An initial report said only one vehicle was involved but police now believe the truck hit another vehicle before rolling.

The two occupants in the other vehicle are being treated for moderate and minor injuries.

The road is currently closed and diversions are in place at Powdrell Road and Westbank Road.

Serious Crash Unit have been notified and will be investigating

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