One dead after car hits truck in BoP

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the crash, which happened at 3.20 this morning. File photo / Greg Bowker
The Serious Crash Unit is investigating the crash, which happened at 3.20 this morning. File photo / Greg Bowker

The driver of a car has died in a head-on collision with a truck and trailer unit in Bay of Plenty.

The crash happened on State Highway One about five kilometres south of Kinleith, at 3.20am.

Police say the driver of the car was alive when emergency services arrived, but died at the scene a few minutes later.

The driver of the truck is uninjured.

The road will be closed until the scene has been cleared.

The police serious crash unit is investigating.

- Newstalk ZB

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