Motorcyclist killed in Merton crash


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Local man, 44, pronounced dead at the scene after Sunday afternoon road collision.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a road collision near Okehampton yesterday (Sunday).

It happened just after 4.20pm on the A386 outside Lower Lodge at Merton and the 44-year-old local man, thought to be from Meeth, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was riding a Suzuki GSXR, was travelling in the direction of Torrington from Meeth with a group of other motorcyclists.

Police said he is believed to have lost control of his motorcycle on a bend and hit a low bank. No other vehicles were involved.

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The road was closed while collision investigators were at the scene and it was reopened by 11.35pm.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to contact by dialling 101 and quoting log number 639 of October 6.

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