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Missing truck driver named

"Missing truck driver named"

Police have named the truck driver who remains missing following a crash on SH1 south of Kaikoura on Wednesday morning.

He is Stuart James BARNES, aged 59 years from Papakura, Auckland. He is a driver for Freightlines.

Today specialist alpine cliff rescue teams searched the hill and riverbed In the vicinity of the crash.

Freight has also been removed from the floor of the ravine.

The search will resume tomorrow when a digger will go into the ravine to search the large amount of debris and rubble created as a result of the crash.

The highway remains reduced to one lane in the area and traffic on SH1 should expect some delays.

ENDS

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