A person is dead after a car drove off the road and rolled in Northland this morning.

Inspector Peter Raynes, of the northern police communications centre, said the incident occurred on State Highway 1 at the corner of Finlayson Brook Rd, south of Waipu.

It appeared the car drove off the road and rolled, leaving one person dead.

Another person in the vehicle was uninjured.

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There were minimal road closures.The police serious crash unit is investigating what caused the crash.