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A motorcyclist has died in a crash near Nimbin yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Kyogle Road, Lillian Rock, north-west of Nimbin, after a motorcycle and a van collided about 9.45am (Wednesday, 21 October, 2020).

The motorcyclist, a 64-year-old man, died at the scene.

The van driver, a 24-year-old woman, was uninjured and taken to Nimbin Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Richmond Police District are investigating the crash.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.


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