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WAUCHOPE BIKE RIDER KILLED NEAR PORT MACQUARIE

A 50-year-old King Creek cyclist has died, during his morning ride near Port Macquarie.

The incident occurred around 6am, when the man was riding his push-bike northbound on the Oxley Highway.

A semi-trailer, being driven by a 42-year-old Port Macquarie man, was also travelling on the Oxley Highway, when the two collided.

The cyclist was taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital, where he later died.

The driver was also taken to hospital for mandatory tests.

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Samantha Long is a reporter, producer and web producer for NBN News in Newcastle, she's previously worked in Tamworth and on the Central Coast. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and joined NBN at the end of 2015.

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