A motorcyclist has been killed after crashing into an Uber in the Launceston CBD in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Emergency services were called to the scene at the intersection of Wellington and Paterson streets after the 28-year-old from Kings Meadows crashed a Kawasaki motorcycle into a Suzuki hatch.
In a statement, Tasmania Police stated that initial investigations indicated the motorcyclist was driving "well in excess of the posted speed limit", had run a red light and alcohol may have been a factor.
The motorcycle was travelling south on Wellington Street when it hit the Suzuki, which was travelling east on Paterson Street.
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The Suzuki - operating as an Uber driven by a 25-year-old man from Mowbray - had two passengers who were uninjured, but the driver was taken to the Launceston General Hospital with minor injuries.
The motorcyclist died at the scene.
Police have called for witnesses to the crash to contact Northern Crash Investigation Services on 6230 2111.