Fiery crash forces the closure of SH27

A truck and ute have gone down a bank following the SH27 crash. File photo.

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."

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