A 29-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist from Moruya was killed in a collision with a car just north of Narooma last night.
Detective Inspector Justin Marks said the man was riding his bike northbound when at 9.15pm for unknown reasons he crossed the centreline of the Princes Highway, just north of the Mort Avenue, Dalmeny turn-off.
He collided with a southbound Holden Commodore, was ejected from the motorcycle and was thrown some distance coming to rest on the side of the highway. Both the 1000cc Kawasaki road bike and the car sustained significant damage.
Witnesses performed CPR on the motorcyclist before Ambulance paramedics arrived on scene taking over, but the man died on the way to Moruya hospital from significant injuries.
A crime scene was established with both local officers and forensic investigators with the northbound lane closed most of the night.
Roads and Maritime Services workers and volunteers from the Dalmeny Kianga Rural Fire Service brigade directed traffic during the investigation.
The 26-year-old driver of the Commodore was also taken to Moruya Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests, while the Narooma police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
Inspector Marks said police could not rule out speed or any other factor at this time.
The stretch of highway just north of the Dalmeny turn-off has seen a number of fatal accidents in the last few years.
The motorcyclist came to rest mere metres away from the roadside memorial to local woman Chantell Eldridge killed on the same corner of the Princes Highway.