Cyclist dies after crash on SH27

SH27 was closed for several hours and reopened around 12.30am.

One person is dead following a crash between a car and cyclist.

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 27, near Matamata, around 6.30pm.

"The cyclist died at the scene," says a police spokeperson.

"The driver of the car has been taken to hospital with moderate to minor injuries."

The highway was closed for several hours between SH24 and Burwood Road.

It was reopened around 12.30am.

Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact their nearest police station.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.

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