Auckland traffic: Motorcyclist dies in crash in Ellerslie, central Auckland

A motorcyclist has died in a crash in the Auckland suburb of Ellerslie.

Emergency services were at the scene at the intersection of Tecoma St and Kentucky St where a motorcycle had crashed at about 1.30pm, a police spokeswoman said.

Initially the motorcyclist was listed to have suffered serious injuries.

Police confirmed at 4.50pm that they had since died.

The off-ramp near Tecoma St was closed for more than two hours and re-opened just before 4.30pm.

Police advised motorists to avoid the area, or to expect delays.

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