A passing motorist found a B-train truck on its side on Statehighway 27, about 2 km south of the intersection with Statehighway 2. The area is called Mangatarata, in the Hauraki District. The truck was completely blocking the road. This was at 1150 pm.
Emergency services attended the scene and located the driver inside the cab. The driver was killed in the crash.
The road is still blocked but a diversion via Mahuta Rd South is in place. The road is expected to be closed until at least 0800 am to get a crane in place to stand the truck back up.