Serious collision,South Molton,Man fatally injured

A 23-year-old man has died following a serious road traffic collision on an unclassified road in Knowlestone near South Molton.

Emergency services were called at 6.50am yesterday morning [Tuesday 12 September] following the collision between a Honda 125cc motorcycle and a 32 tonne Volvo HGV near Moortown Barton picnic area on the road parallel to the A361.

The motorcyclist, who was local, was fatally injured as a result of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

For reasons yet to be determined, both vehicles collided almost head on at the apex of a gradual bend. As a result of the impact a fire subsequently developed which caused significant damage to both vehicles involved.

The weather at the time of the collision was good although the road surface was damp.

Road closures and diversions were put in place whilst emergency services worked at the incident and traffic officers carried out their investigations.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police via or phone 101, quoting log number 93 of 12/09/17.