Fiery crash forces the closure of SH27
Motorists are asked to avoid State Highway 27 north of Matamata following a fiery crash.
Police are responding to a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 27 in Waharoa, just north of Matamata.
The crash, between a truck and a ute, occurred about 6:30am, says a police spokesperson.
"Both the truck and ute have gone down a bank and the truck has caught alight.
"The road is closed and a rescue helicopter has been dispatched to the scene.
"Diversions are being put in place, however motorists are asked to avoid the area."
SH27 WAHAROA - ROAD CLOSED - 7:05AM— Waka Kotahi NZTA Waikato/BoP (@WakaKotahiWaiBP) June 25, 2020
Due to a serious crash a section of #SH27 through Waharoa, north of Matamata, is now CLOSED and likely to be closed for some time today as police conduct a full investigation. Allow extra time for a short detour: https://t.co/vxiw6aQ13m ^TP pic.twitter.com/imwKjoWuRi