Police responding to fatal motorcycle crash at Maitland

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash at Maitland overnight

About 12.30am (Saturday 16 December 2023), emergency services were called Haussman Drive, Thornton, following reports of a crash.

On arrival, officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District established the rider of the Yamaha motorcycle lost control after failing to negotiate a bend before he was ejected and struck a tree.

NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and treated the rider; however, the 26-year-old man died at the scene.

A crime scene was established which has been forensically examined.

An investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the crash and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information into the incident or dashcam footage is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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