Mo­tor­cy­clist dies and log­ging truck rolls on high­way

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯ RONGORONGO - By PHILLIPA YALDEN

A mo­tor­cy­clist has died in a col­li­sion with a truck near Man­gakino, south of Toko­roa.

Po­lice said the mo­tor­cy­clist died at the scene of the crash on State High­way 30/ Mitchell Rd about 2.30pm on Mon­day.

The po­lice se­ri­ous crash unit and Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle In­ves­ti­ga­tion were at the scene.

‘‘There are no de­tails known in re­gard to the mo­tor­cy­clist, and no fur­ther de­tails will be re­leased un­til next of kin have been in­formed,’’ po­lice said.

Emer­gency ser­vices also re­sponded to a log­ging truck that rolled on State High­way 1 near Matarawa Rd, at Kin­leith about 1.30pm the same day.

Toko­roa Fire Bri­gade chief Dave Mor­ris said the laden truck rolled, spilling its load over the high­way.

‘‘The driver was OK, he had a cou­ple of mi­nor cuts and bruises I think.’’

Fire­fight­ers helped check the truck for petrol leaks and se­cured the scene.

A laden truck rolls, spilling logs on to State High­way 1.

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