Motorcyclist dies after crash
A 47-year-old man has died after a motorcycle crash near Nelson.
The crash happened on a bend in Kerr Hill Rd in Golden Downs, south of Nelson, about 12.30pm yesterday.
A police spokeswoman said the male motorcyclist had collided with a van travelling in the opposite direction.
Police believed the motorcyclist was riding with a group.
The man was stablised at the scene and flown to Nelson Hospital by the Nelson-Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.
However, he died about 8pm as a result of his injuries.
The helicopter crew also flew the driver of the van to Nelson Hospital. He remained in a stable condition.
A police serious crash investigation is underway.