One person has died after a car collided with a power pole in Ashburton this morning.

Police said a vehicle collided with a power pole on Lismore Mayfield Rd about 7.15am.

The sole occupant of the vehicle, a 50-year-old man, died at the scene.

Police were working to locate his next-of-kin.

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The Serious Crash Unit has been notified and cordons remained in place.