An Ulverstone man has died after crashing into a tree on the Bass Highway last night.
Emergency services responded to reports of the incident on the major highway at Boat Harbour about 6pm on Monday.
The 66-year-old driver of the grey Audi A4 sedan appeared to have veered off the highway, hitting a tree on the side of the road.
A Tasmania Police spokesperson said the man died at the scene as a result of his injuries caused by the crash.
The spokesperson said early investigations suggest speed was a contributing factor to this crash.
Anyone who saw this vehicle travelling on the Bass Highway, or has dash camera footage, have been asked to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police have confirmed the driver in the vehicle has been killed in the crash.
The victim was the only occupant of the vehicle.
A section of the Bass Highway is currently closed, with traffic being diverted at Gates Road and Tollymore Road.
Police said this was expected to remain closed for some time.
Further information will be provided once available.
Emergency services and police are currently responding to a single vehicle crash in the Boat Harbour area.
Police said the crash, which occurred on the Bass Highway, was being "treated as serious".
One person is currently trapped in the vehicle, but injuries are not known at this stage.
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