The northbound lane is blocked to traffic between Paradise Valley Rd and Western Rd, and diversions are being put in place.
The crash in Turakina last night involved a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Photos from the scene show that the blaze has been put out.
The crash happened around 3:30pm at the intersection of SH1 and Looker Road, police said.
The person died overnight. A second person was injured in the accident.
Declan Halford will be farewelled at a funeral in Whangārei today.
Police said emergency services were called to Broadlands Rd, Tauhara Forest at 4.20pm.
Luckily those inside the vehicle escaped before the flames took hold.
Yesterday police said the person who died was on a mobility scooter, but today they have corrected the statement.
Declan Halford had been playing in the backyard of his home in Whangārei on Saturday when he fell.
The road is expected to be closed for some time.
Police believe the woman walked onto the tracks of the ride to retrieve her phone.
Police said another person also has serious injuries.
Māori are three times more likely to die in a fire, and Career Firefighter Allan Brown says FENZ continually ignored and neglected Māori-led solutions.
The incident occurred at about 2am on Arawa Street on Saturday 17 September.
Police told 1News the accident happened at about 6.30am today on Marama Ave South in Ōtātara, Invercargill.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Valderama Drive, Flat Bush, around 8.45pm, police say.
There are no serious injuries, but all lanes were blocked while emergency services attended the scene, causing significant traffic delays.
The road is expected to remain closed for some time while police investigate the scene.
The incident was the deadliest so far as a surging number of Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians have been trying to flee crisis-hit Lebanon by sea for a better future in Europe.