Man killed in A1 motorbike crash in Washington

A1(M) motorway at Washington Services

A1(M) motorway at Washington Services

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a motorbike crash in Wearside.

At just after 11.05am, on Saturday, May 2, police received a report that a motorcycle had crashed on the A1 near Washington services.

For reasons yet to be established, the motorcyclist has come off his motorcycle and collided with the central reservation.

Emergency services were called to the scene and road closures were put in place as witness’s were spoken to and the scene examined.

The motorcyclist, a 46-year-old local man, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police say they are not in a position to name him at this stage.

Enquiries into the crash are continuing and police are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone with information.

People can contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 499 02/05/15.