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Driver Missing After Truck Crash In Tongariro National Park

UPDATE: 08/11/12 0730hrs.

The driver of the truck has still not been located.

SH1 is still closed and will be for some time. Diversions are in place.

Police will provide a media release when there is new information regarding the crash or when the road opens.

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Driver Missing After Truck Crash In Tongariro National Park

Police, Fire and Ambulance services are currently at the scene of a serious crash on SH1 Tongariro National Park.

At 04.22 this morning Police were notified that a truck was lying partially submerged in the Waihohonu Stream approximately one kilometre north of the Rangipo Intake Road between Waiouru and Turangi.

Currently the whereabouts of the truck driver or any other occupants is unknown and Police have concerns for their safety.

SH1 remains open to traffic at this point, although this may change as the crash response intensifies.

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