9 Jan 2013

Motorcyclist dies in collision with truck

10:00 pm on 9 January 2013

A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a truck on State Highway 6 between Nelson and the Rai Valley.

He was with a small group of riders heading north towards the Rai Valley when the collision happened on a bend at about 2pm on Wednesday.

Police say the motorcycle caught fire on impact and the rider was killed instantly.

They say the driver of the truck, which was carrying LPG fuel cylinders, was unharmed and the fire did not reach the gas.

Officers have begun a serious crash investigation and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash.