A motorcyclist has died following a three-vehicle crash near Scone this morning.
Police say emergency services raced to the New England Highway just before 5.30am, after receiving reports a motorcycle and ute had collided head-on.
A third vehicle, a white laser hatchback was also involved in the crash.
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Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the male motorcyclist died at the scene.
The drivers of the two vehicles were taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
Police say the road is expected to remain closed for a number of hours as investigations continue.
Motorists have been advised to seek alternative routes.