Motorcyclist killed in crash near Ashby

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a lorry this morning.

The accident happened on the A511, Ashby Road in Woodville, between Ashby De La Zouch and Swadlincote

Paramedics were called to the scene of the crash just after 7.20am this morning. However, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police closed the road for about 5 hours, whilst forensic officers carried out an examination of the scene.

Long queues started building around Woodville and Asbhy de la Zouch and motorists were diverted away from the area.

Enquiries are still ongoing and no further details about the incident have been released.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or any of the vehicles beforehand, to get in touch.