Motorcyclist dies after hitting tree at McLeans Ridges

An investigation is underway after a motorcyclist died in a single-vehicle crash near Lismore on the weekend.

About 10.20am (Sunday 10 April 2016), a motorist was travelling along Cowlong Road, McLeans Ridges (east of Lismore), when he noticed a motorcycle had hit a tree on the side of the road.

The man called emergency services, who found the 20-year-old male rider to be deceased.

Initial inquiries have led police to believe the man may have been riding along Cowlong Road on Saturday night (9 April 2016), when he left the road and hit a tree.

As investigations into the incident continue, police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

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