Police can now release the name of the man who died in a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 5, in Ngongotahā.

He was 26-year-old Timothy Edwardson of Kawerau.

Police were called to a single-car crash between Tarukenga Rd and Dalbeth Rd about 5.25am on May 25.

Edwardson was the sole occupant and died at the scene.

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The section of highway between the Ngongotahā roundabout and Oturoa Rd was closed for three hours as police conducted a serious crash investigation.

Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

Police extend their sympathies to his family.