Person dies after crashing into tree in Northland

One person has died after crashing to a tree in Northland this morning.

A New Zealand Police vehicle with a road block in place (file image). Source: 1 NEWS

Police were called to the scene on Bank Street, in Kaitaia, at 6.08am, police said.

One person, the sole occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.

Road closures are in place and motorists have been asked to avoid the area.

The Serious Crash Unit is at the scene, and the cause of the crash is being investigated, police said.