Motorcyclist, 56, dies in road crash

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A motorcylist was killed in a crash on the A418 in Wheatley on Sunday night.

The incident happened at around 9.50pm when a green Triumph Thruxton 900 motorcycle was travelling east along the A418 towards Watersotck from the A40.

It was involved in a collision with a silver Mercedes CLK which was travelling west on the same road, by Middle Ground.

The motorcyclist had not been formally identified at the time of going to press, but is believed to be a 56-year-old man from London.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The Mercedes driver was not seriously injured in the incident.

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact PC Matthew Hunt at the Abingdon Roads Policing Base via 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit the official website online at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.