Police have released the name of a man who died in a truck crash at the Mangawhero Bridge on State Highway 27 south of Matamata just before 11pm yesterday.

He was 33-year-old Maramarua man Christopher Dalley.

He died when his vehicle and a tow truck collided.

The other driver sustained minor injuries.

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The Serious Crash Unit and the Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit are investigating.

The road was still closed early this morning with diversions in place.