A driver has been killed in a crash on a busy highway in Te Araroa early this morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene, State Highway 35 on Te Araroa Rd, just before 7.30am after reports of a single-vehicle crash.
Police are now investigating the cause of the crash.
The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene today.
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No other details about the victim have been released; as authorities now work to get in touch with their next-of-kin.