Biker dies in crash on A46 near Lincoln

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A motorcyclist has died and two others are in hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the A46 near Lincoln.

The biker who died in the collision was a 53-year-old man from the Leicester area, and the two others injured are also from the Leicester area.

Emergency services were called to the incident on the A46 southbound near the Thorpe on the Hill flyover just before 10.50am on Easter Monday morning.

Police believe that from a group of nine bikers, three have been involved in the collision, possibly with each other while all were overtaking a tractor travelling in the nearside lane.

One of the motorcyclists was pronounced dead at the scene, the 53-year old man from the Leicester area.

The two other bikers were seriously injured and taken to hospital by air ambulance.

The A46 was closed from the time of the collision until about 4.30pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or for anyone who was on the A46 prior to the collision and saw the group of bikers or the tractor to call the witness hotline on 01522 558855.

This brings to three the number of people killed on Lincolnshire’s roads during the Easter holiday weekend, following the crash near Alford, when a 70-year-old woman from Mablethorpe and a 16-year-old Lincoln boy died.