Police can now confirm the driver of a truck which overturned on the Remutaka Hill earlier today has died.
The road has now reopened following the crash around 11:50am.
The truck is still down a bank and the road may be closed again later this evening for continued investigations.
A Serious Crash investigation is ongoing.
Motorists are advised to keep an eye on the NZTA website for future road closure information - the road will be closed for several hours in the late evening at one point over the next few days while the truck is retrieved.
Issued by the Police Media Centre