One person is dead after a van collided with a tree in South Auckland this morning.

Emergency services are at the crash on Paparata Rd in Bombay.

Police were called at 6.15am.

No one else was injured.

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Paparata Rd is closed between Totara and Pinnacle Hill Rds. Diversions are in place.

Police are notifying next of kin while the Serious Crash Unit investigates the smash.