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Motorcyclist dead in crash near Ashhurst

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/12/2016

The motorcyclist involved in Monday's collision with a car near Ashhurst died at the scene, police have confirmed.

The accident happened on Napier Road about 5.45pm on Monday, police say.

The two occupants of the car received moderate injuries and were transported to Palmerston North Hospital, according to St John ambulance.

The serious crash unit is investigating and the matter will be referred to the coroner.

The accident takes the holiday road toll to eight. Last year 12 people died in the whole holiday period.

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