Police are trying to locate a driver after a crash that has left a state highway in the central North Island closed.
SH41 at Tokaanu is currently closed after the crash in the early hours of this morning between a truck-and-trailer unit and a ute.
The crash, near the intersection of Te Ponanga Saddle Rd, was reported to Police shortly after midnight.
The truck driver was uninjured but the driver of the ute is yet to be located.
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Police are continuing to make inquiries to establish the location of the missing driver.
Tokaanu is a small settlement close to Turangi at the southern end of Lake Taupō.
Given its location, it is a popular holiday destination for people heading to the Lake Taupō area.