Motorcycle rider dies in crash – Hunter Valley

An investigation is underway after a motorcyclist died in a two-vehicle crash in the Hunter Valley region yesterday.

About 3.15pm (Friday 14 January 2022), emergency services were called to Richmond Vale Road, Mulbring, about 20km east of Cessnock, after a Suzuki GSX motorcycle and Toyota Camry sedan collided.

Both the car and motorcycle caught alight.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, the rider – a 39-year-old man – died at the scene

The male driver of the Camry, and his female passenger – both aged 66 – sustained minor injuries and were taken to John Hunter Hospital. The woman suffered a suspected broken hand.

The NSW Rural Fire Service attended and extinguished the blaze.

A crime scene was established by officers from Hunter Valley Police District, who are making inquiries into the cause of the collision.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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