South Waikato truck crash kills motorcyclist

  • 26/01/2017
The motorcyclist died at the scene (file)
The motorcyclist died at the scene (file)

A male motorcyclist has died after a crash involving a truck in the central North Island.

The collision happened on State Highway 1 at Atiamuri, in south Waikato, around 7pm on Wednesday.

The motorcyclist died at the scene and police say they are in the process of formally identifying him and notifying next of kin.

They say the stretch of highway is likely to be closed for some time, with diversions at Tram Rd and at Tirohanga Rd, and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

NZN