Crash kills driver in Northland

Police are working to notify the next of kin of a person who died in a Northland crash this morning.

Emergency services were called at 1.45am on State Highway 1 near Kaiwaka, Northland, a northern ambulance communications spokesman said.

The car was found in a farm paddock off the road and the driver was found outside the vehicle having been ejected from it, he said.

By the time ambulance staff got to the car, the driver was dead.

A northern police communications spokesman said no-one else was involved in the crash and police would be investigating today.

The gender and age of the deceased would be made available later today after next of kin were notified.