Person dies after being hit by car in Matamata

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car in Matamata tonight.

The car struck the person on Waharoa Rd East, which runs parallel to State Highway 27 north of the township, about 9.35pm.

Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to follow the directions of emergency services staff.

It comes as one person is believed to be critically injured, along with another with serious injuries, after a car hit a fence just after 9pm in Masterton.

The Serious Crash Unit has been called out to the Perry St incident and cordons are in place at intersections of Perry St/Coradine St, Perry St/Cole St and Perry St/Chapel St.

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