A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash tonight at Williamtown, near Newcastle.
The 62-year-old man, from Medowie, was travelling along Cabbage Tree Road around 6.15pm when his motorcycle collided with a utility.
The motorcycle then careered into an adjacent fence, fatally injuring the rider.
The driver of the ute, a 24-year-old man from Williamtown, has been taken to hospital for routine blood alcohol tests.
A crime scene has been established as officers from the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District investigate the incident.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the crash to contact them.