Tarawera Rd closed following crash
Police were called to the crash - between Tokorangi Pa Rd and Okareka Loop Rd - about 11.10 am yesterday. Rotorua area prevention manager Inspector Stuart Nightingale said the 30-year-old man suffered fatal injuries at the scene. The road was reopened just before 3 pm.
He said the Serious Crash Unit attended and the death had now been referred to the Coroner.
While there were eye witnesses, police are keen to hear from any others who may have witnessed the crash.
Anyone with information can contact Rotorua police on (07) 349 9400. Alternatively, information may also be shared anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Earlier: A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a truck on Tarawera Rd in Rotorua about 11.30am today. The road was closed for about three hours and has now reopened.
Police said the incident would be investigated by the Serious Crash Unit and the Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit.