SH7 reopened following fatal crash

By Greymouth Star staff

Police have reopened State Highway 7 following a crash shortly before 1pm yesterday in which a motorcyclist heading to the annual Woodstock Rally near Hokitika was killed.

The 65-year-old, from Christchurch, was riding west towards Reefton when he was involved in a collision with a car heading the opposite direction.

His next of kin have been informed but have not authorised the release of his name.

The man was riding with a group of motorcyclists near Blacks Point when the crash happened on a sweeping bend.

The sole occupant of the car, a Reefton local, was unharmed.

Serious crash investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash.

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