18 Mar 2013

Cyclist dies after being hit by truck

5:15 pm on 18 March 2013

A cyclist is dead after being hit by a truck near Taupo.

Police say the 50-year-old Auckland woman was riding in a group of cyclists on Poihipi Rd when she was struck by a passing truck at about 10am on Saturday.

Officers are speaking with witnesses to determine the cause of the crash.