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Fatal traffic incident in Huntly

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A man is dead after his motorcycle crashed in Huntly on Monday.

One person is dead after a crash in Huntly, taking the Queen's Birthday weekend road toll to eight.

The driver of a north-bound motorbike died after crashing into a car heading in the opposite direction, police say.

Police were called to the incident on Harris St, west of the Waikato River, at 3pm on Monday afternoon.

The crash was on Harris Street, near Riverlea Dairy.
The crash was on Harris Street, near Riverlea Dairy.

The driver of the car was not injured. 

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The roads are blocked on Harris St and Glen Murray Rd but diversions are in place. 

As enquiries continue into the cause of the crash, police have asked all motorists to exercise patience on the roads.  

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, confirmed officer in charge of road police in Huntly, Neil Mansill.

Police would not release any further details about the motorcyclist, only to say that investigations were under way.

Local people at the crash scene suggested the motorcyclist hit a bump in the road, but police would not confirm whether this was the case.


The family of the motorcyclist had been informed and were at the scene but official identification processes hadn't been completed.

The family were seen hugging behind the cordon.

The man is understood to have familial ties to the town, but not currently living in Huntly.

A police drone was being used to take pictures of the crash scene.

The motorcycle and red Suzuki Swift were on a gravel verge on the right side of the road.

The man's body was in between the vehicles waiting for the undertaker. 

St John responded to the emergency call shortly before 3pm and treated the motorcyclist but he died before he could be transported.