Man dies after vehicle rolls

The young man's car appears to have left the road and then rolled. Photo / File
The young man's car appears to have left the road and then rolled. Photo / File

A 26-year-old man died after the vehicle he was driving rolled on State Highway 10 in Northland early this morning.

Police attended the crash about 300 metres north of the Puketona Rd intersection about 1.20am.

The southbound vehicle veered across the road on a moderate bend onto the gravel verge before returning back across the southbound lane and leaving the road, police said.

The vehicle then travelled a short distance before rolling over and coming to a stop in the southbound lane.

The 26-year-old local man died at the scene.

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

No other vehicles were involved.

A serious crash investigation is underway.

- NZ Herald

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