Motorcyclist dies near Cessnock

A motorcyclist has died after a single-vehicle crash in the Hunter Valley this morning.

Shortly after 4am (Wednesday 27 January 2021), emergency services were called to the intersection of Wollombi Road and Kendall Street, Bellbird, about 6km south-west of Cessnock, after reports a motorcycle had hit a barrier.

The rider, a man believed to be aged in his 30s, was ejected from the bike and located a short distance away.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District commenced CPR prior to the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics, however he died at the scene.

The man is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has commenced.

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 https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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