Serious crash at Parkville, north of Scone, between truck and motorcycle closes New England Highway

A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a crash near Scone, in the state’s Hunter Region.

Just after 10am on Saturday, December 8, a motorcycle and truck collided on the New England Highway at Parkville, approximately 10km north of Scone.

The rider, a 66-year-old man, died at the scene.

The truck driver, a man believed to be aged in his 50s, wasn’t injured and has undergone mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District have established a crime scene and an investigation into the incident will be conducted by the Crash Investigation Unit.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or the events leading up to it, is urged to contact police.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

The highway is expected to remain closed for a number of hours and motorists are advised to avoid the area.