Serious crash on State Highway 2 near Opotiki

Police are currently responding to a crash on State Highway 2 in Waiotahe near Opotiki.

Emergency services were advised around 11:10am that a truck and trailer had gone off the road and into a river near Toone and Ruatuna Roads.

A truck is still underwater and it is believed the driver is still inside.

All emergency services are responding and a crane is on its way to reach the truck.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area, or expect delays.

Sam Gardner