Fatal motorcycle crash near Cessnock

Saturday, 18 December 2021 05:25:40 PM

A motorcyclist has died following a crash in the state’s Hunter region.

About 4.20am today (Saturday 18 December 2021), emergency services were called to Old Maitland Rd, Sawyers Gully, about 20km north east of Cessnock, after reports a motorcycle had crashed.

The rider – a 48-year-old man - died at the scene.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene and an investigation commenced into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.