9 Nov 2012

Truck driver killed on Desert Road named

3:07 pm on 9 November 2012

The driver of a truck that crashed into a stream on the Desert Road on Thursday has been named.

He was Dave Budge, 51, from Porirua.

Mr Budge's truck and trailer unit left the road about 4am, leaving a trail of debris that closed State Highway 1 for most of the day.

Police say the truck will be examined over the coming days and an investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing.