One person has died following a crash in Botany this afternoon.
Emergency services responded to reports of the two-vehicle crash, near the intersection of Botany Road and Golfland Drive, at 2.42pm.
One person died at the scene.
A second person has since been transported to hospital with critical injuries.
Road blocks have since been removed at the intersection of Botany Road and Ti Rakau Drive, however, diversions remain in place around the scene at the intersections of Botany Road and Millhouse Drive, and Botany and Tarnica roads and these are expected to remain for several hours.
Police are advising motorists to expect lengthy delays and to avoid travelling in the area where possible.
The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance and enquiries into the circumstances of the crash are now under way.
It is the second fatality on east Auckland’s roads this week after a person died in a crash on Kilkenny Drive in Dannemora on Monday morning.
That incident has been referred to the coroner.