Police appeal after fatal motorbike crash – M1 near Newcastle

Police are appealing for information to identify a motorbike rider after a fatal crash on the M1 at Killingworth, about 25km west of Newcastle this morning.

Police have been told that about 1.05am (Wednesday 28 August 2019), two motorbikes were travelling south on the M1 Motorway when one rider came off his Kawasaki Ninja, before he was hit by a car also travelling south after coming to a stop in the roadway.

The car’s driver – a 25-year-old woman – contacted emergency services, before she was taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory testing.

The rider was unable to be revived and died at the scene. He is yet to be identified.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended the scene of the crash, and inquires are now being conducted by Newcastle Crash Investigation.

Investigators are urging anyone who may have been driving along the M1 around the time of the incident and witnessed or captured dashcam footage of the motorbikes to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

Police would particularly like to speak with the rider who was riding with the deceased man.

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage of this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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