A Rotorua highway was closed for three hours as police mapped the scene of a recent fatal crash.

A section of State Highway 36/Ngongotaha Rd at Ngongotaha was closed from about 10am until 1pm yesterday while police carried out an investigation into the crash.

Steven Ioane, a 30-year-old Rotorua man, died from head injuries sustained when his motorcycle and a truck collided on Ngongotaha Rd at 5.45am on March 2.

Officer in charge of Rotorua road policing, Senior Sergeant Nicky Riordan, said it was a planned closure with Higgins traffic management in order for crash analysts to map the scene of the crash. "Scene mapping is done as part of the investigation into the crash."

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The investigation was ongoing and no decision regarding charges has been made.

The road was closed for police to map the scene of the fatal crash. Photo / Ben Fraser
The road was closed for police to map the scene of the fatal crash. Photo / Ben Fraser

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