One person dead in crash in Northland

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One person has died in a single vehicle crash in Northland this morning.

Police said a vehicle travelling south on State Highway 10, about 300 metres north of the Puketona Road intersection, has veered across the road on a moderate bend onto the gravel verge before returning back across the southbound lane and leaving the road.

The vehicle has then travelled a short distance before rolling over and coming to a stop in the southbound lane about 1.20am. Police said a 26-year-old local man has died at the scene.

All emergency services attended the incident and diversions were put in place with the road reopening at 4.30 am.

A serious crash investigation into the cause of the cause of the crash is underway.

- Northern Advocate

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