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.


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

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