Police are working to locate a vehicle believed to have left the Maungatapu Bridge, State Highway 29A near Tauranga, yesterday evening, 27 April.
The Police Dive Squad are attending the location this morning.
The road between Maungatapu and the Baypark roundabout remains closed, and will likely remain closed for a number of hours.
Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Police would like to hear from anyone who has information about this collision and urge them to contact Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300.
Issued by Police Media Centre