Val­ley mourns a lo­cal

Po­lice lo­cate man re­ported miss­ing, dead at crash scene

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS - Kea­gan El­der and Rachel Ver­coe

A MAN re­ported miss­ing to po­lice was found dead at the scene of a mo­tor­cy­cle crash.

About 3am on Tues­day, Septem­ber 12, po­lice from Coffs/Clarence Lo­cal Area Com­mand were called to a home at Co­ramba to take a re­port on a 40-year-old miss­ing man.

Of­fi­cers tried to de­ter­mine the move­ments of the man.

About 4.30pm that day, the miss­ing man was lo­cated at the scene of a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle crash in East Bank Rd at Co­ramba.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the motorcyclist failed to ne­go­ti­ate a bend in the road be­fore hit­ting a guide post, run­ning through a ditch and strik­ing a fence.

Po­lice said it ap­pears the mo­tor­cy­cle rider left the road­way about 700m from Co­ramba Rd.

Coffs Har­bour High­way Pa­trol Sergeant Jar­rod Lan­gan said the rider was the only per­son on the bike.

Po­lice set up a crime scene be­fore the mo­tor­cy­cle was re­moved for fur­ther foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion. A re­port will be pre­pared for the coroner.

TRAGIC FIND: Emer­gency ser­vices at­tend a fa­tal mo­tor­cy­cle crash on East Bank Rd, Co­ramba, on Tues­day. PHOTO: KEA­GAN EL­DER

A foren­sic team ex­am­ines the scene of the fa­tal mo­tor­cy­cle crash at Co­ramba. PHOTO: KEA­GAN EL­DER

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