The Olympic Highway has reopened after a horror crash that claimed the life of a man near The Rock on Monday night.
Crash investigators kept the highway closed during the night as they began looking into the moments leading up to the deadly collision.
About 7.15pm on Monday, emergency services responded to the Olympic Highway near Burkes Creek, just north of The Rock, after reports a Toyota and motorcycle had collided.
Officers from Riverina Police District and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and found the motorcycle rider critically injured.
Despite CPR efforts, the man died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.
The Toyota driver, a 39-year-old man, suffered minor injuries. He has been taken to Wagga Base Hospital for mandatory testing.
A crime scene was established on the highway on Monday night, with specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit attending to examine the scene.
The road was reopened early on Tuesday morning, almost 12 hours after the tragic end to the long weekend on the region's roads.
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It's the second fatal in the region in just three days.
A woman died after a two-vehicle crash on the Sturt Highway outside Wagga on Saturday.
Emergency services were called to Yarragundry, about 15 kilometres west of Wagga, just before 12.30pm to the crash site just east of the Churches Plain Road intersection on the highway.
Upon arrival, officers from Riverina Police District found the Holden driver trapped.
She was treated until the paramedics arrived on scene, but despite their efforts, she died at the scene.
Police on Monday night said the Olympic Highway would remain closed in both directions between the Sturt Highway and Urana Street for some time.
Northbound motorists from The Rock were diverted along take Urana Street, then The Rock-Collingullie Road to Collingullie, then the Sturt Highway to rejoin the Olympic Highway near Wagga.
Southbound drivers from Wagga were directed along the Sturt Highway to Collingullie, then The Rock-Collingullie Road to The Rock, then Urana Street to rejoin the Olympic Hwy.
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