Body recovered from crash scene


The body of a man has been found in the Waihohonu Stream during the recovery of a truck and trailer which crashed on Desert Rd early yesterday morning.

The discovery was made as the cab of the truck, which was partially submerged, was lifted from the water using a crane.

The body was found in the water beneath the vehicle and is believed to be that of the driver.

The driver is a 50-year-old man from Porirua. His name will be released once Police have notified all the family.

Police have recovered the truck for examination.

State Highway 1 was reopened about 9pm last night.

 

- Bay of Plenty Times

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