UPDATE 2: Serious crash near Opotiki

UPDATE 2: Serious crash near Opotiki

Bay of Plenty

A body has been recovered from the scene of a serious crash in Waiotahe, near Opotiki, earlier today.

Emergency services were advised around 11.10am that a truck and trailer had gone off State Highway 2 and into a river near Toone and Ruatuna roads.

The body was recovered by the Police Dive Squad about 10.10pm.

The road will be closed from 10.30am tomorrow to enable the truck to be removed.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre