One dead in highway crash

A motorcyclist has died following a crash involving a motorcycle and a car. File photo.

A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car on State Highway 1.

Police were notified at around 8.30pm on Saturday of a serious crash on SH1 between SH5 and Webster Road, near Tirau.

The crash involved a car and a motorcyclist and occurred south of the large roundabout near the SH1 and SH5 intersection.

The male motorcyclist died at the scene.

SH1 was blocked between SH5 and Webster Road while the serious crash unit investigated.

Police says when all next of kin have been advised, they will release the identity of the deceased.

Police would like to thank witnesses and other members of the public who stopped to assist while emergency services worked at the scene.



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