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Motorcyclist dies in collision with truck near Nelson

Motorcyclist dies in collision with truck near Nelson

A motorcyclist died in a collision with a truck on SH6 between Nelson and Rai Valley this afternoon. [Wednesday]

The motorcycle was with a small group of riders heading north towards Rai Valley when the collision occurred on the Rai Valley side of Serpentine Straight.

The collision happened on a bend shortly after 2pm.

The motorcycle caught fire on impact and Police believe the male motorcyclist was killed instantly.

The driver of the truck, which was carrying LPG cylinders, was shaken but unharmed. The LPG cylinders were not involved in the fire.

The deceased is not from the Nelson-Marlborough area and no further details will be released until his next of kin have been advised. Victim Support is assisting his companions and the truck driver.

Police have spoken to some witnesses but would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident.

A serious crash investigation is under way.

ENDS

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