Police are still not in a position to release the name of the person who died in a car crash in Ōpōtiki on Friday.

A police spokeswoman said the circumstances of the crash were still under investigation and there was not much more information available at this stage.

The single-vehicle crash happened on State Highway 2, southwest of Ōpōtiki on Friday morning.

Police received a report of the crash, near the intersection of Ruatuna Rd, about 8.40am.

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The road was closed for several hours following the fatal crash.