Motorcyclist killed after crashing into a tree along highway

A MAN in his 50s is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a tree this afternoon.
A MAN in his 50s is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a tree this afternoon. Cade Mooney

A MAN in his 50s is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a tree on Wednesday afternoon.

Bundaberg Police Sergeant Mick Ward said it appeared the motorcycle left Childers Rd, at Cordalba, and smashed into the tree at 1.15pm.

Sgt Ward said the man had not yet been formally identified and officers were currently trying to locate the man's next of kin.

The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was called but did not transport any patients.

Investigations are continuing.

This afternoon's crash marks the 11th death on our region's roads this year alone.

He is also the fourth motorcyclist to have died as a result of a crash.

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