Motorcycle rider dies in crash – Hunter Valley

An investigation is underway after a motorcyclist died in a two-vehicle crash in the Hunter Valley region yesterday.

About 3.15pm (Friday 14 January 2022), emergency services were called to Richmond Vale Road, Mulbring, about 20km east of Cessnock, after a Suzuki GSX motorcycle and Toyota Camry sedan collided.

Both the car and motorcycle caught alight.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, the rider – a 39-year-old man – died at the scene

The male driver of the Camry, and his female passenger – both aged 66 – sustained minor injuries and were taken to John Hunter Hospital. The woman suffered a suspected broken hand.

The NSW Rural Fire Service attended and extinguished the blaze.

A crime scene was established by officers from Hunter Valley Police District, who are making inquiries into the cause of the collision.

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