One person has died in a crash near Whangarei overnight.

The single vehicle crash happened at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Brooks Rd in Waipu, Northland.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 3.30am, police said.

One person was already dead when paramedics arrived, a St John Ambulance spokesman said.


It was believed only one person was in the car at the time of the crash, he said.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

The road was open this morning with a stop-go system in place. Motorists are asked to slow down while travelling through the area.