9 Jan 2013

Man dead after motorcycle crash

12:33 pm on 9 January 2013

A motorcyclist has died after a crash with a van in Northland.

Aaron Rudkin, 20, of Ruawai, was travelling on Jellicoe Road in Ruawai when he tried to overtake a van as it was turning into a service station at 6pm on Tuesday. He died at the scene.

Police said Mr Rudkin was not wearing a helmet and speed was a factor in the crash.