The driver of a car involved in a crash on SH3 near Waitomo Caves on Saturday has died.
The dead man is Nigel Murray Tinkler, 30, farm worker of Te Kuiti.
The crash occurred just before 7am on SH3, 300m south of the intersection with SH37.
Police say a truck appeared to have pulled out of a driveway onto the highway and collided with Mr Tinkler's north-bound car. Mr Tinkler was flown to Waikato Hospital by rescue helicopter in a critical condition. He died in hospital on Sunday.
Police are investigating the crash.