Driver in fatal truck crash named

10:45 am on 30 April 2017

A driver who died after his truck-and-trailer unit went over a bank in the Bay of Plenty has been named as 63-year-old Nelson Hei Hei from Rotorua.

Police were called to State Highway 36, south of Tauranga, on Monday.

The highway was closed for the night.

Mr Hei Hei was transporting hazardous materials and an investigation was continuing.