16 Nov 2012

Motorcylist killed in Takaka crash

9:35 pm on 16 November 2012

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash on the Takaka Hill on Friday evening.

Rescue services say the crash, involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, happened about 6pm on State Highway 60, west of Nelson.

The motorcyclist died at the scene.

The vehicle driver and a passenger were flown by helicopter to Nelson Hospital.

The road is closed to heavy traffic, with a detour through a nearby paddock open to light vehicles only.

A crash investigator is at the scene and the police hope to have one lane of the road open to heavy traffic later in the evening.