5 Mar 2011

One killed in Desert Road crash

10:01 am on 5 March 2011

One person is dead after a truck rolled on State Highway 1 north of Waiouru on Friday night.

Police say they were alerted to the crash - about 20 kilometres north of Waiouru - at about 11.30pm.

Northbound traffic was diverted via State Highway 49 and southbound traffic via State Highway 46 while the road remained closed. It has now been reopened.