Last night at around 10:15pm emergency services were called to reports of a motorcycle accident on the intersection of Scone Road and Macartney Streets in Merriwa.
On arrival emergency services discovered a motorcycle had crashed and the rider a 55 year old man from Hamilton was deceased. His pillion passenger, a 29 year old male had been thrown from the bike and had non life threatening injuries. The passenger was transported for his injuries to the John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.
Hunter Valley Police District Chief Inspector Guy Guiana said investigations are continuing into what had caused the accident, but thinks speed may have been a factor.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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