MOTORCYCLE RIDER DIES IN COFFS HARBOUR CRASH

The state’s road toll has risen again after a 23-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash near Coffs Harbour overnight.

Emergency services were called to Donn-Patterson Drive at around 1:30am after a motorcycle collided with a tree.

The rider was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transferred to Coffs Harbour Hospital, where he later died.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

So far 223 people have lost their lives on New South Wales roads since January.