Motorcyclist dies after crash near Maitland

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash in the state’s Hunter region yesterday.

About 2.20pm (Wednesday 22 March 2023), emergency services were called to the Glenwood Drive and Poynton Place at Thornton, near Maitland, following reports of a crash.

On arrival, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District found a motorcyclist and a blue Mitsubishi wagon had collided.

The male rider died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged 38.

The driver of the vehicle – a 70-year-old woman – was uninjured. She was arrested and taken to Maitland Hospital for mandatory testing and released pending further inquiries.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit, and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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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