A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a ute in Marlborough yesterday.
The crash happened on State Highway 6 at Okaramio, 17km south of Havelock, about 5.15pm, Tasman police spokeswoman Barbara Dunn said.
The 54-year-old Wellington man was travelling behind another vehicle which slowed down, forcing him to brake heavily to avoid hitting it, Ms Dunn said.
"As a result he has veered right and into the path of an oncoming vehicle."
The weather conditions were fine at the time and the Serious Crash Unit was investigating the incident, she said.