A man has died after his car crashed into a stream in Taranaki this morning.

Police and emergency services are at the scene on Wiremu Road near Opunake where a car was found just before 7am in a stream.

Ambulance staff found a man dead inside the crashed car.

Police say it appears the vehicle has left the road and crashed into the stream.

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Serious crash investigation staff were currently on their way to the accident scene.

The name of the dead man would be released once formal identification had been completed and next of kin notified.