American tourist killed in Tauranga truck collision

CARTERTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 07:  Police stand guard at the cordon near the accident site on January 7, 2012 in Carterton, New Zealand. Emergency services attended a hot air balloon crash that has killed 11 people in the early hours of Saturday near the Wairarapa plains town of Carterton. The balloon burst into flames and crashed killing all aboard.  (Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images)

An American tourist was killed after her bike collided with a truck in Tauranga on Tuesday afternoon.

The 71-year-old cyclist was visiting New Zealand on a cruise. 

Emergency services were quick to the scene, but the woman tragically died at the scene. No one else involved in the crash was injured.

The collision occurred on an on-ramp heading onto the Harbour Bridge from Sulphur Point.

The on-ramp has been closed off temporarily, with motorists urged to drive with care and find an alternative route.

The serious crash unit and commercial vehicle investigation unit are investigating.