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Biker dies after serious crash near Cornwall border

Biker dies after serious crash near Cornwall border

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:12am 29th October 2019. (Updated at 8:15am 29th October 2019)

A biker has died after a serious crash just a few miles from the Cornwall border.

His motorbike and a car hit on the back road between Lifton and Sprytown.

The 65-year-old man from Okehampton lost his life at the scene.

An elderly woman was rushed to hospital, but later discharged with minor injuries.

Police are urging anyone who saw something early on Monday evening to come forward.

"At around 5.10pm on Monday 28th October, a two-vehicle collision occurred on an unnamed road between Lifton and Sprytown, Devon.

"The collision occurred between a Red Kawasaki ZX 12R motorcycle and a Silver Honda Jazz.

"Sadly, the rider of the motorcycle, a 65-year-old man from Okehampton, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

"The 83-year-old female driver of the Honda Jazz was taken to hospital and later discharged with minor injuries.

"The road was closed to allow an investigation to take place.

"Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the collision, or may have dashcam footage of the incident or leading up to it".

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting reference number 568 of 28/10/19.

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