One person has died following a serious crash in Upper Moutere, Tasman on Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called to the three-vehicle crash, near the intersection of Gardner Valley Road and the Coastal Highway, around 3.50pm.
One person died at the scene, while a number of others have also sustained serious or moderate injuries, police say.
The road will remain closed, with diversions in place, while the Serious Crash Unit examines the scene.
Motorists should continue to avoid the area.