Man fatally struck by vehicle in Tauranga
UPDATED: Takitimu Drive, near the 15th Ave overpass, is now open following a fatal crash earlier this morning.
A pedestrian was hit by a truck on the highway just before 4.30am.
The man died at the scene.
The serious crash unit is investigating the crash.
A pedestrian has died after being hit by a truck on Takitimu Drive in Tauranga this morning.
It happened around 4.40am near the Fifteenth Ave overpass.
Takitimu Drive is blocked from Elizabeth Street in the north, says a police spokesperson.
"Any Waikato-bound traffic will need to divert through Maungatapu along SH 29A, or along Cameron Road throught Tauriko.
"Traffic coming into Tauranga from Bethlehem or Tauriko is not affected."
The Serious Crash Unit is in attendance and will be investigating.
SH2 TAURANGA - SERIOUS CRASH - 6.15AM— NZTA Waikato/BoP (@NZTAWaiBoP) June 12, 2018
A crash has CLOSED the road for west-bound traffic between Waihi Rd and Elizabeth St in Tauranga. West-bound traffic please allow extra time for the alternative route and expect delays. Detour information here: https://t.co/v9DbRLsZpf. ^MF pic.twitter.com/ynqT2lHZMr