Motorcyclist dies after crash

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POLICE are investigating the circumstances of a two vehicle collision in the Peak District after a motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries.

The motorcyclist was travelling along Chesterfield Road, at Rowsley, about 12.30pm, on Sunday, when the rider was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Beetle travelling in the opposite direction.

A police spokesman said: “The occupants of the Beetle suffered minor injuries but the rider of the Honda motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Witnesses are urged to call Derbyshire Constabulary’s Pc 1872 Sue Hancock on the appeal line (01773) 572929 or the police traffic unit on 0345 123 3333.