Police National Dive Squad has now located a vehicle believed to have left the Maungatapu Bridge, State Highway 29A near Tauranga, yesterday evening, 27 April.
The driver's body has also been located inside the vehicle.
The road between Maungatapu and the Baypark roundabout remains closed, and will likely remain closed for a number of hours while the vehicle is recovered.
Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Police would still like to hear from anyone who has information about this collision and we urge them to contact Tauranga Police on (07) 577 4300.
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