September 22 2:29 PM

One dead, one injured in motorcycle crash.

A man has died following a motorcycle crash in the Upper Hunter overnight.

About 10.15pm (Tuesday 20 July 2021), emergency services were called to Old Scone Road and Macartney Street, Merriwa, after reports a Triumph motorcycle with a rider and a pillion passenger had left the road and thrown both persons from the bike.

The rider died at the scene; he is yet to be formally identified, however is believed to be aged in his 50s.

The passenger – a 29-year-old man – received minor injuries and was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and established a crime scene.

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the crash

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.