Falling tree branch hits motorbike near Tumut

62 year old woman killed

Falling tree branch hits motorbike near Tumut

A 62 year old woman has died after being hit by a falling tree branch, while riding as a pillion passenger on a motorbike on the Snowy Mountains Highway near Tumut.

Officers say it happened at about 3.10 on Saturday afternoon, the motorcycle was being ridden by a 57 year old man, when the falling branch struck the vehicle.

The female passenger died at the scene, while the ride suffered minor injuries, and was taken to Tumut District Hospital.

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