Charges after quad bike rider killed in ute collision

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The driver of a ute has been charged with negligent driving after a quad bike rider died in a collision in NSW's central west.

The quad bike and the ute collided on a rural road in the small town of Bourbah, half an hour southwest of Coonamble around 3.45pm on Friday, police were told.

The 63-year-old male driver of the ute then went to a nearby property to call emergency services.

Police found the body of the quad bike rider on the road, a man believed to be 50 years old who is yet to be formally identified.

A crime scene was established and examined by specialist forensic police and the Crash Investigation Unit.

The ute driver was uninjured and was taken to Coonamble Hospital for mandatory testing.

His licence has been suspended and he was refused bail to appear in Dubbo Local Court on Saturday charged with drive in a dangerous manner and negligent driving occasioning death..