A16 closed at Keal Coates after fatal accident

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collison today (Thursday) at Keal Coates.

Officers were called to a collision at 5.38pm on the A16 at Keal Coates, near Spilsby. Two vehicles were involved – a blue Rover 25 driven by a local man and a blue and white Suzuki motorcycle ridden by a man from the Oakham area.

A police spokesman said: “We are sad to report the rider of the motorbike, a 52 year-old man, died at the scene of the collision.”

Sgt Chris Dennett, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We really need to speak to anyone who saw either vehicle travellling towards Keal Coates prior to the collision, or the collision itself. I’d appeal to any witnesses to please get in touch.”

Witnesses are asked to contact the witness appeal line on 01522 558855, quoting incident 319 of July 14.

The A16 remains closed, but is expected to re-open at 11pm this evening.