One person is dead after a crash on State Highway 6 near Kingston early Tuesday.

Police say a member of the public reported the single-vehicle crash, at the southern end of Lake Whakatipu, about 4.30am.

Police confirmed the vehicle’s sole occupant died at the scene.

A resident tells Allied Press the road had a couple of dips and corners, but it was not known for being dangerous.

‘‘There have been some other crashes on the road in the past, and there was a good frost this morning [of the crash],’’ the resident says.

The highway was closed for several hours but reopened about 11am, with traffic banking up in both directions.

At the time of going to print a police spokeswoman told Mountain Scene they were not ready to name the victim.

A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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