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Pedestrian dead after being hit by truck on Waikato expressway

A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a truck on the Waikato expressway this afternoon.

Road closed file image. Source: istock.com

Police say the incident happened around 1.10pm at Rangiriri.

The southbound lanes were blocked for a time after the incident but are now reopened. 

Eyewitnesses told Stuff the person struck and killed was a roadworker wearing a hi-vis vest. Their colleagues were reportedly seen performing CPR on the person who later died.