A motorcyclist has died following a crash near Hatherleigh yesterday (Sunday).

Police said a three vehicle collision occurred on the A386 between Folly Gate and Hatherleigh just after 11.30am.

For reasons as yet unknown, a Triumph Rocket heading towards Hatherleigh has lost control and the rider and pillion have fallen from the motorcycle.

Two motorcycles following have then become involved in subsequent collisions.

The man riding the first motorcycle involved was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

A female pillion on the first motorcycle suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Derriford Hospital, while a female pillion on the third motorcycle suffered more minor injuries and was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter.

The road was closed and a forensic examination of the scene took place.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact them on 101 quoting log number 0405 of 15/07/2018.