AA MOTORIST has been released under investigation after a man died in a crash with a vehicle, with the driver allegedly above the drug limit.

At 12.50am last Thursday, a Ford Focus, a Yamaha motorcycle and red DAF box van were all involved in a collision at the junction of Frax Close and Faringdon Road in Kingston Bagpuize, near Abingdon.

A 21-year old woman from Faringdon was arrested my police on suspicion of driving a vehicle with a proportion of a controlled drug above the specified limit and causing death by careless driving.

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Thames Valley Police said today the woman has been released under investigation.

The motorcyclist, a 26-year-old man, died at the scene.

The man’s next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specially trained police officers.

The lorry driver sustained a minor leg injury that was treated at the scene.

At the time of the incident, investigating officer, PC Darren Baker, of the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of the motorcyclist.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened, or anyone who has a dash-cam and was in the local area to check the footage in case it may have captured something that could assist our investigation.

“To report any information please call 101 or visit the Thames Valley Police website, quoting reference 43220181606.”


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