One person has died after a car smashed into a tree on a rural Waikato road today.
Firefighters arrived at the crash site on Te Pahu road in Karamu at about 5:00pm and found the driver - who was the sole occupant - dead.
After searching the area, about 20 kilometers west of Hamilton, no other fatalities or injured people were found.
Police said the vehicle appeared to have lost control on a bend and crashed into a tree.
Diversions are in place at Old Mountain Road and Clothier Road. Serious crash investigators are at the scene.
The deceased person has yet to be identified.