A 30-year-old man has died after being involved in a motorbike crash in Dannevirke in the early hours of this morning.

The crash happened at about 00:45am this morning in Grant Street, Dannevirke, the shift commander at the Police central communications centre, Sergeant Andy Dow, said.

The motorbike was the only vehicle involved and a male was treated at the scene, then transported to Palmerston North Hospital in a serious condition, Sgt Dow said.

As a result of the crash a 30-year-old local man has since died. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and at this stage no more details are available while Police inform family and next of kin.