A medical emergency may have caused the driver of a truck to crash into two Auckland houses this morning, police say.
Emergency services were called to the crash in the suburb of Papatoetoe, along Great South Road, after getting the call about 5.30am.
Police said the driver clipped the roof of one house before, hitting a second home.
The driver died at the scene and the truck was lodged in the house for several hours.
The family whose home the truck ended up in said they were shocked, but otherwise unhurt after the incident.
Raghubir Singh Rehan said his family was woken by a big bang.
"We were sleeping upstairs and when I saw downstairs the truck was inside the house and inside the balcony and then the alarm's gone on. For two minutes my kids we were just screaming and [asking] what had happened, maybe an earthquake had come through."
He said it was a big truck and crews were still working to safely get it out.
"Kids are quite shocked, my wife is quite shocked as well, I'm shocked as well so we're just thinking of what to do now."
"Fire people are still there trying to move the truck but it's hard because the truck has gone underneath the balcony. Because it's a double story house and our balcony is on top of the truck maybe it will come off when they remove the truck."
The serious crash unit is investigating and police said they were looking at a possible medical emergency.