Axminster: Man is arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after motorcyclist dies in crash

A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a motorcyclist died in a crash in Axminster on Wednesday morning (June 29).

The emergency services were called to A35 at Taunton Cross, near Shute, Axminster, shortly after 10.30am, after a black BMW motorcycle and a white WV Transporter crashed.

Police said the rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 40s, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash, and died at the scene.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation, said police.

Devon and Cornwall Police want to hear from any witnesses who were in the area at the time of the crash.

The road was closed for several hours while forensic officers examined the crash scene.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “A man in his 40s has died after the motorbike he was driving was involved in a collision on the A35 at Taunton Cross, near Shute, Axminster.

“Police were notified at around 10.43am on Wednesday 29 June to reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a white VW Transporter and a black BMW R1250 GS Adventure motorcycle.

“As a result of the collision, the rider of the BMW motorbike suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“A full forensic investigation of the scene took place and officers are working to establish the cause of this collision.

“Police thank the public for their patience while they investigated the scene.”

Witnesses who were in the area at the time of the collision are asked to call  police on 101, quoting Log 210 of June 29, 2022.

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