UPDATE: Investigation launched after rider dies in A47 crash

Police accident
Police accident

An investigation has begun after a motorcyclist from the Swaffham area died in a crash on the A47 yesterday morning..

Emergency crews were called to the Scarning straight at Wendling, close to the Dale Road junction at around 9.30am on Monday after a red motorbike, heading towards Dereham, was in collision with a white DAF lorry heading in the opposite direction.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say both the motorbike and a grey Audi A7 car had been passing a stationary maintenance vehicle, which was heading in the same direction as them, when the crash happened.

Anyone who saw what happened, or any of the vehicles involved in the incident prior to it, is urged to come forward.

Witnesses should phone the serious collision investigation team on 101.