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Body located at crash scene

Body located at crash scene

The body of a man has been found in the Waihohonu Stream during the recovery of a truck and trailer which crashed on SH1 Desert Road early this morning.

The discovery was made as the cab of the truck which was partially submerged was lifted from the water using a crane. The body was located in the water beneath the vehicle and is believed to be that of the driver.

Police can confirm that the driver is a 50-year-old man from Porirua but his name is not expected to be released until tomorrow once Police have confirmed that all family have been notified.

Police will be recovering the truck for examination and SH1 is expected to re-open later this evening.

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