A motorcyclist died following a collision with a car on the Rimutaka Hill Rd near Featherston around yesterday.

The collision occurred at 7.30pm yesterday.

Paramedics and Featherston fire crew performed CPR on the man for forty minutes, joined by crew from Life Flight Trust's Westpac rescue helicopter.

However, the man died at the scene. The male driver of the vehicle was unhurt but in shock.


The crash closed the Rimutaka Road for over two hours.

A police crash investigation unit was investigating.