Motorcyclist dies after crash on A38 in Derbyshire

A male motorcyclist has died after a collision involving a lorry on the A38 in Derbyshire on Sunday morning.

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 7:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:20 pm
Emergency services at the scene of the tragedy on the A38 near Swanwick. Picture: @PaulReevesEA (Twitter)

The incident happened at around 10.45am on the southbound carriageway near Swanwick.

Police say the biker suffered fatal injuries after colliding with the lorry, which was stationary in a lay-by.

The road was closed for almost four hours after the crash and re-opened just after 2.30pm.

Shortly after, a car fire between Coxbench and the A610 at Ripley led to the closure of the northbound carriageway.