Man dies after motorcycle hits horse on highway

A MAN has died and another is in Westmead Hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle hit a horse near Lyndhurst on Tuesday night.

A 56-year-old male died when his motorcycle - travelling east on the Mid Western Highway - hit the unaccompanied horse around 8.15pm.

His 29-year-old male passenger was taken to Blayney Hospital before being airlifted to Westmead Hospital with serious head injuries.

Police from Chifley LAC are investigating the incident, with a report to be prepared for the coroner. 

The horse had to be euthanised due to extreme injuries.

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