Motorcyclist dies following collision with tree near Nelson

A motorcyclist has died after a serious single vehicle crash in Tasman this afternoon.

St John Ambulance.

Police were alerted to the incident at the intersection of Teapot Valley Road and Waimea West Road in Brightwater around 3.20pm

Fire and Emergency have confirmed the crash involved a motorbike and a tree.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

The road is closed, and motorists are asked to avoid the area.