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Motorcyclist dead and one injured after crash on Summerland Way

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Update, May 8: Police have arrested a man who drove through three road blocks at the site of yesterday’s fatal accident on the Summerland Way.

A motorcyclist was killed and another seriously injured when a utility allegedly crossed to the wrong side of the road and ploughed into a group of eight oncoming motorcyclists.

Another man later allegedly drove his car through all three roadblocks set up after the accident and a police spokesperson told ABC radio this morning ‘we will be looking at what offences he has committed’.

Original report: A man has died and another is seriously injured after a crash about 13km from Casino this morning (Monday, May 7).

At about 9.30am emergency services were called to Summerland Way, Leeville, after reports a car and two motorcycles had collided near the Amarina Road intersection.

The rider of one motorcycle, a man believed to be aged in his 30s, died at the scene and has yet been formally identified.

A man believed to be aged in his 50s, who was riding a second motorcycle, was treated at the scene before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the car, a man aged in his 20s, was not injured and was taken to Casino Memorial Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene and have commenced an investigation.

As of 2.30pm, the road remained closed between Crawfords Road and Ellangowan Road and motorists are advised to use the Pacific Highway and Bruxner Highway instead.

Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and expect delays.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com.

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