Fatal crash near Whangārei: Motorbike rider dies after State Highway 1 intersection crash

A motorbike rider has been killed in a crash near Whangārei.

Police said the rider died after a serious crash last night at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Richards Rd in Kauri, north of Whangārei.

Emergency services were alerted to the crash involving a car and a motorbike just before 6.40pm.

“The motorbike rider was transported to Whangārei Hospital in a critical condition but sadly died from their injuries overnight,” police spokespeople said this morning.

The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.

The road was closed for a time but police said it had now reopened.

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