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A motorcyclist is dead after crashing through a fence near Timaru this morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene, near the intersection of Rosewill Valley Road and King Road, in the Washdyke area, about 7.55am.
In a statement police said the motorcyclist died following the crash.
Cordons are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
The Serious Crash Unit is examining the scene.