Police have named a man who died in a car crash in Northland at the weekend.

Jevon Levi Halvorson, 19, of KeriKeri died when the Toyota Hilux he was in crashed into a tree on State Highway 1 at Towai, just after midnight on Saturday.

The ute was driven by a 21-year-old who lost control of the southbound vehicle as it rounded a corner, serious crash investigator Senior Constable Warren Bunn said.