A man has died after the vehicle he was travelling in flew off the road and hit a tree along State Highway 1 in Northland early this morning.

Police were called to the crash just after midnight along SH1 Towai.

The vehicle had left the road and hit a tree, police said.

There were two people in the vehicle and the driver was transported to Kawakawa Hospital. The second person died at the scene, police said.

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The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.