POLICE have arrested a man after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash on a major road in Herefordshire.

The biker, a 59-year-old man riding a grey Triumph Street Triple motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene despite the best efforts of medics, police said.

Now, a 21-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop and failing to report a road traffic collision.


It comes more than a week after the crash between a van and motorbike at 4.25pm on Friday, September 23 between Leominster and Ledbury.

The A417 was closed for several hours between Burley Gate and Maund Bryan after the crash.


West Mercia Police said: "This has been a tragic incident for all those concerned and our thoughts are with the motorcyclist’s family at this difficult time.

"This has been a challenging and complex enquiry, however as a result of hard work and collaboration between our roads policing officers and Herefordshire Criminal Investigation Department, the vehicle has been identified and the driver arrested."

Police were at the scene for several days after the crash as they carried out their investigation, stopping every car on occasion.