Police has named the man who died in an early morning crash near Tauranga on Wednesday morning.
27-year-old, Parminder Jabbal of Ohauiti died in the fatal accident happened on Pyes Pa Rd, near Taumata Rd involving a truck and a car around 4 a.m.
The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the Tauranga Hospital with minor injuries.
Police cordoned the road after the incident and asked motorists to take an alternate route. The road was open to the motorists later at 1:20 p.m.