One person has died after a crash between a car and a motorbike in Palmerston North.

Police said they were called to the crash on Armstrong St near Tremaine Ave in the suburb of Roslyn about 7.30am.

A man was taken to hospital via ambulance but had since died.

A worker on Armstrong St said he was driving to work at the time of the accident.

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He said a motorcyclist was driving towards Tremaine Ave when he hit a utility vehicle which was turning across Armstrong St.

The serious crash unit was investigating.