Rider killed, passenger injured after motorcycle crash in Cessnock

A motorcyclist has died, and a passenger has been hospitalised following a motorcycle crash near Cessnock this afternoon, NSW Police say.

Just after 1pm (Saturday 24 November 2018), emergency services were called to Cessnock Road, near Duffie Drive, Neath, after reports a Kawasaki motorcycle had lost control and crashed.

The rider, a 59-year-old man, was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

The female passenger, aged in her 50s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and have established a crime scene.

Local traffic diversions are in place as officers examine the scene and motorists are urged to monitor livetraffic.com.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

/Public Release.View in full here.