A Tauranga family is grieving the death of a 46 year old male relative on Pyes Road in Tauranga.

Police Senior Sergeant Ian Campion said the name of the man has being withheld until relatives have been informed of the death.

According to the report the man was traveling along Pyes Pa on State highway 36 when he ran off the road and hit an embankment, the man died instantly on impact yesterday afternoon.

Kei te aue tetahi whanau i Tauranga na te matehanga o tetahi tane wha tekau ma ono tau tona pakeke i te huarahi Pyes Pa i Tauranga. Ki nga kupu a Pirihimana Haihana Matua Ian Campion kei te rahui tonu te ingoa o te tangata kia whakamohio rano i ona whanaunga ki te matenga. Hei te purongo e neke ana te tane i tona waka whenua i te huarahi matua toru tekau ma ono katahi ka kōrari ki tetahi taha konapu ai otira mate tonu atu te poutoko tane inanahi i te ahiahi.