One dead after Hawke's Bay crash

A motorist has died after their car crashed into a tree in Hawke's Bay this morning.

Emergency services were alerted to the single-vehicle accident, on Waimarama Rd, east of Hastings, about 3.30am.

One person died at the scene, police confirmed.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

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