A motorcyclist who died in a crash on State Highway 1 north of Bulls has been named.
He was Gregory John Spargo, 50, from Auckland.
Spargo was discovered Tuesday morning by a motorist and may have been lying beside the road for several hours, police said.
Constable Owen Bright of the the highway patrol at Ohakea said the bike and its rider were found in a section of bush beside the road.
"He wouldn't have been easily seen," he said.
Bright said the motorbike was the only vehicle involved in the crash, which probably happened during the night.
"We're still confirming when it happened," he said.
The crash occurred about 2 kilometres north of Bulls and the motorcyclist was travelling south.
A scene examination by the serious crash unit has been completed.
- The Dominion Post
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