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Motorbike rider dies in truck crash

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 2/11/2016

A motorbike rider has died after crashing into a truck in Canterbury.

Police closed State Highway 1 following the crash, which occurred around 2pm, at the highway's intersection with Maronan Rd in the town of Ashburton.

The man's motorbike burst into flames following the accident with passers-by rushing to drag him clear of the wreckage, according to Fairfax.

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