One dead in Rotorua car and truck crash

A police officer turns traffic away as the Makawera river flows on the road between Invercargill and Wallacetown caused by torrential rain, Invercargill, New Zealand, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Dianne Manson
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One person is dead after a car and truck crashed near Rotorua. 

Emergency services were called to Ash Pit Rd in Rerewhakaaitu at 6:50pm on Monday.

The driver of the car died at the scene. The driver of the truck was unharmed. 

Fire crews and police are still at the scene.