One person has died after a serious crash on State Highway 24, south of Matamata early this morning.
Emergency services received reports of a single-vehicle crash at about 6.30am.
A police spokesperson said it appears the vehicle left the road and went into a ditch.
A 54-year-old driver was the sole occupant and died at the scene.
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Cordons were in place at the intersection of SH24 and Te Poi Rd, and SH24 and Stopford Rd.
However, the road has since opened.