Man killed in bridge crash

NICOLE MATHEWSON AND BLAIR ENSOR
Last updated 11:29 07/03/2014

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Police investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in North Canterbury say the cause is still a mystery. 

A passerby alerted emergency services after coming across the crash on Ashley Gorge Rd, near Glentui, about 9.15pm yesterday.

Senior Sergeant Malcolm Johnston said it appeared a 53-year-old Rangiora man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle had hit the side of a bridge.

He died at the scene. 

No other vehicles were believed to be involved, but other contributing factors in the crash were still unknown. 

''It's a bit of a mystery as to someone would crash at this point,'' Johnston said. 

An autopsy is yet to be carried out.

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