Mo­tor­bike rider dies in col­li­sion with car

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS - HE­LEN KEMP­TON

A GROUP of mo­tor­cy­clists are head­ing home after their Tas­ma­nian hol­i­day took a tragic turn.

The four friends ar­rived on the Spirit of Tas­ma­nia ferry yes­ter­day morn­ing and headed for Smith­ton.

Just after 9am their hol­i­day turned to tragedy when one of the rid­ers, a 56-year-old woman from Vic­to­ria, was killed after the Harley Davidson she was rid­ing and a black Kia sta­tion wagon col­lided on the Bass High­way near Wyn­yard.

The three other mo­tor­cy­cles were also in­volved in the crash.

“The group had just ar­rived into Devon­port this morn­ing and were plan­ning on tour­ing the state,” said Sergeant Craig Har­vey, from Wyn­yard po­lice.

“It was the woman’s first trip to Tas­ma­nia and they were trav­el­ling to Smith­ton.”

The Kia was be­ing driven by a 65-year-old man from Queens­land.

His pas­sen­ger and the three other bik­ers were taken to the North West Re­gional Hos­pi­tal with non life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

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