Motorcyclist dies in crash near Otorohanga

One person has died after a motorbike collided with a car in the Waikato overnight.

A police media spokesperson says the crash happened on Scown Road around 7.30pm on Friday.

"The motorcyclist unfortunately died at the scene.

"The female driver of the car had minor injuries.

"The deceased motorcyclist can be named as Ethan Nathaniel Bishop, aged 18, from Otorohanga.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time."