A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that temporarily closed the Kings Highway between Canberra and the South Coast on Saturday night.
The crash happened in the Clyde Mountain area about 8.20pm, when a 60-year-old rider’s motorbike left the roadway and hit a concrete barrier.
Emergency services were called to the scene, but the man died at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics.
Police established a crime scene and were forced to briefly close the highway to investigate the crash. The road was reopened about 1am.
No other vehicles were believed to be involved in the crash, but police said investigations are continuing.
NSW Police were unable to confirm on Sunday afternoon whether the motorcyclist was from Canberra.
They are still seeking any witnesses to the crash, and are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.
The death was one of four fatalities involving motorcyclists across NSW on Friday and Saturday.
That prompted a warning from NSW Police that motorcyclists should take the same precautions as all other motorists.
Acting Traffic and Highway Patrol Operations Commander Mark Cook said motorcyclists needed to drive to conditions, take breaks, and stay within the speed limit, particularly where there was high volumes of traffic.
“Also, we cannot stress how important it is for motorcyclists to wear helmets whenever they are out riding,” Acting Superintendent Cook said.
“In a crash, this could mean the difference between life and death.”
Three people died in a horror single-vehicle crash near Narrabri in the state’s north-west on Sunday.
A car left the road and rolled, killing an elderly couple and their son.
A 15-year-old boy survived, and was airlifted to Tamworth with non-life threatening injuries.
Double demerits are in place in both the ACT and NSW for the Labour Day long weekend.
Anyone with additional information about the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website.