OFF DUTY POLICE OFFICER DIES IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH NEAR MOREE

An off-duty police officer has died in a motorcycle crash north of Moree this afternoon.

Police say 35-year-old Constable Aaron Ryan from the Barwon Local Area Command lost his life this afternoon, on a private property off the Newell Highway.

Barwon Local Area Commander, Superintendent Jenny Hayes says the local command is struggling to come to grips with the loss.

“He was well-known and popular not only in the command but also within the local community – his death will affect everyone who knew him for a long time.”

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.