Biker dies after highway crash

By Ian Dipple 16/04 Updated: 17/04 17:22

A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a crash on the Warwick Highway.

Scott Ritchie lost his life after the black Yamaha R6 he was riding hit a sign post about 1pm on Saturday (April 14) as he was joining the highway at the cloverleaf junction off the A441.

The 23-year-old, of Packwood Close, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham but died shortly after arrival.

PC Ryan Malpass, of West Mercia Police, said: "A man has tragically lost his life and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

"We are interested to hear from anyone who remembers seeing the motorbike in the area before the incident or may have come across the collision as it happened."

The road was closed until about 4.30pm. A post mortem examination has yet to be arranged and the Worcestershire coroner has been notified and an inquest will open in due course.

Witnesses or anyone with any information are urged to contact police on 0300 333 3000, quoting incident reference 133-N-140412.

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