The milk tanker driver that died near Glenhope on Tuesday has been identified as 47-year-old Timaru man, Eric Heath.
Eric died on the scene after his milk tanker drove off the side of the Kohatu-Kawatiri Highway around 2.30pm on Tuesday.
Police told the New Zealand Herald newspaper that it appeared Eric was stung by a bee moments before the accident.
No official cause has been identified as the investigation is ongoing.
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