Police are investigating the circumstances of a fatal traffic crash at Mareeba this morning.
Just after 8am, preliminary investigations suggest that a car was turning on to the Kennedy Highway from Malone Road when it collided with a motorcyclist.
A 54-year-old female rider was conveyed to Mareeba Hospital in a critical condition where she later died.
A 63-year-old female driver of the car suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.
The Kennedy Highway will be closed later today to allow officers from the Forensic Crash Unit to continue investigations.
Motorists are advised to take extra care when travelling through the area and to allow extra travel time.