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Motorcyclist dies after crash in Tewkesbury

A motorcyclist from Cheltenham has died following an accident last night [Tuesday].

It happened on the A46 near Ashchurch in Tewkesbury at around 7.45pm. The 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the van, a 40-year-old man from Evesham, was not injured.

All of the emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed for five hours whilst the police carried out their investigation.

Officers are keen to speak to the driver of a large goods vehicle loaded with hay that was overtaken by a small vehicle on this stretch of road around the time of the collision.