June 4, 2023

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A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle in Umbiram, west of Toowoomba this afternoon.

Preliminary inquiries indicate around 3.30pm a yellow Triumph Daytona motorbike and white Subaru forester were both travelling northeast along the Gore Highway between Southbrook and Westbrook when a collision occurred.

Subsequently, a grey Mazda CX-3 travelling in the opposite direction, was then struck by the motorcycle.

An off duty nurse provided immediate assistance ahead of the emergency response, however the rider, a 24-year-old Pittsworth man died at the scene.

The highway was closed for several hours with local diversions before reopening around 7.30pm.

The drivers and passenger of the two vehicles were not physically injured.

Officers appeal for witnesses who may have observed the motorcyclist riding in the area around 3pm to come forward.

The Forensic Crash Unit’s investigation continues.

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