Fatal crash in Pukehina

Emergency services were called to the crash just before 5pm. File photo/SunLive.

One person is dead following a crash in the Western Bay of Plenty.

Police have confirmed a person has died following the single-vehicle crash on Pukehina Beach Road earlier today.

Police were alerted to the crash just after 4.45pm, says a police spokesperson.

"Three other people from the vehicle were transported to hospital with moderate injuries.

"The road remains closed and a scene examination is underway."

People are advised to avoid the area until the road is open.

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