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.


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

The Police Serious Crash Unit was at the scene.