A man has died after a crash on a rural state highway last night.

Police said the accident happened on State Highway 10 near Kaeo, Northland, at 11.30pm.

"The driver lost control on a sharp corner prior to a one-lane bridge, travelled up a bank and rolled his vehicle," police said.

The man was travelling in the southbound lane.

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The driver was the vehicle's sole occupant and died at the scene.

The Police Serious Crash Unit was at the scene.