A MOTORCYCLIST was tragically killed after colliding with a lorry on a notorious crash road last night.

The man, aged in his 30s, was riding on the A4074 near Woodcote when his vehicle collided with a lorry.

Paramedics rushed to the scene to treat the rider but his injuries were too severe and he was sadly declared dead at around 11pm.

The lorry driver did not suffer any injuries and no arrests have been made, but Thames Valley Police officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A police spokesman said: "The incident occurred at about 10.50pm on the A4074 near Woodcote, between Reading and Wallingford.

"A grey Yamaha motorbike was in collision with a HGV.

"Sadly, the rider of the motorbike, a 30-year-old man suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed."

Investigating officer, Sergant Daniel Collett of the Joint Unit for Roads Policing, added: "We are carrying out an investigation into the causes of this collision, which has sadly resulted in the death of the rider of a motorbike.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have seen either of the vehicles involved before the collision should contact the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101, quoting URN 1712 16/5, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."