A motorcyclist has died in a crash involving a truck.

Police are at the scene of the crash, near the intersection of Springvale Rd and State Highway 85 in Central Otago.

Emergency services received a report about the crash about 5.30pm, police say.

The motorcyclist died at the scene. The truck driver is uninjured but shaken, police say.

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The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and SH85 is closed in the area.

Motorists should expect delays and have been advised to avoid the area if possible.