Police have released the name of the man who died following a crash on State Highway 38, near Frasertown, on Saturday.

He was 23-year-old Te Pouwhenua Hemi Waiwai from Wairoa.

Emergency services were called to a vehicle crash on Mangapapa Bridge, SH38, near Frasertown, northern Hawke's Bay on Saturday where a single vehicle with one occupant was located.

Mr Waiwai was found deceased.

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Indications are that the vehicle may have struck a bridge abutment before coming to rest on the other side of the bridge.

The cause of the crash will be examined by the Serious Crash Unit.