A MAN in his 20s has been killed in a horrific crash after colliding with a kangaroo in country New South Wales.
It happened on the New England Highway, 40km north of Tamworth in the state’s north, about 8am on Sunday.
It’s understood the man was thrown from his bike and into the path of an oncoming ute after colliding with a kangaroo.
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The man was then run over and killed by the ute, police said.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the horrific accident and will prepare a report for the Coroner.
The New England Highway was closed near the small village of Bendemeer for several hours.
Traffic was being directed around the scene via the road shoulder.
FATAL: A motorcyclist has died in a crash near Bendemeer. The New England Highway is now open in one direction. pic.twitter.com/QgrvSgj8JR
— Olivia Portell (@LivPortell) February 23, 2019