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Biker Dies In Crash At Waltham Chase
At around 1.45pm today (Thursday, January 2) a motorbike collided with a BMW car on the B2177 Winchester Road.
The motorcyclist, a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The car driver, a 23-year-old woman, was treated for shock but otherwise uninjured.
Winchester Road was closed for around three hours between Paradise Lane and Clewers Hill while police investigated the scene.
Police say they would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle driving prior to it.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Inspector Steve Wakeford at Fratton Roads Policing unit on 101 quoting Operation Betula.
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