A Rotorua man has been killed in a truck crash near Waitomo.

Police today released the name of the man who died following the crash on Te Anga Rd yesterday morning.

He was 56-year-old Albert Frans Devries of Rotorua.

In a statement, police said their thoughts were with his family and friends.

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Police want to speak with the driver of a dark coloured utility vehicle which was travelling westbound on Te Anga Rd between 10am and 10.30am yesterday.

"We would like to speak with the driver in order to gather all the information needed to establish the circumstances of the crash," said Sergeant Warren Shaw.

"We ask that the driver, or anyone who knows who they may be, contacts Te Kuiti police on (07) 878 1450."