Fatal crash

Emergency services at the scene of the collision.
Emergency services at the scene of the collision.

A man has been charged after the death of a motorcyclist in a crash at Tumut on Saturday.

About 4.30pm yesterday  police were called to the intersection of Sydney and Lambie Streets, Tumut, after a collision between a Toyota Landcruiser and a Suzuki motorcycle.

Despite efforts of nearby nursing staff and a doctor from Bupa, as well as police, the 30-year-old male motorcyclist died at the scene.

Detectives from Cootamundra Local Area Command and crash investigators attended and examined the scene.

The 63-year-old male driver of the Landcruiser failed a roadside breath test at the scene.

He was arrested and taken to Tumut Police Station where he was charged with mid range PCA, dangerous driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning death.

Tumut police inspector Stephen Radford said:  “It was a tragic collision and our condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased.

“In difficult circumstances I’d like to thank the local Fire Brigade, SES, Tumut Council and police who worked  to maintain the dignity of the deceased while preserving the scene to ensure a thorough investigation.”

Police have asked that anyone who witnessed the collision or is able to provide further information surrounding the crash to contact police or crimestoppers.