Motorcyclist dies and logging truck rolls on highway
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.