A man died after his Mitsubishi car left the road and crashed into railings outside Margate police station at around 11.45pm on Tuesday.
The 50-year-old victim, who lived in the Margate area, died at the scene. He has not yet been named.
A 27-year-old Margate man who was a passenger in the car was treated at QEQM hospital for minor injuries.
A police spokesman said: "At 11.46pm a Mitsubishi car travelling uphill towards Cliftonville failed to negotiate a right hand bend, left the road, collided with metal railings and came to rest in a park."
Fort Hill was closed until about 5am while members of Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit investigated the tragedy.