An elderly man has died following a minor car crash in Napier this morning.

A police spokesperson said police were called to the scene, at the corner of Prebensen and Orotu Dr, at 7.45am.

A man in his 80s had been driving a car that ended up bumping into a power pole.

"The car didn't crash into the power pole it just nudged the power pole and the man is believed to have died as a result of a medical event," the spokesperson said.

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The road was blocked for a short time but was now reopened and police were in the process of notifying the man's next of kin, they said.