Lancashire

Couple dead after Lancashire motorbike crash

A couple have died in a motorcycle crash in Lancashire.

Keith Lowcock, 55, and his 48-year-old wife, Elaine, were riding along the A682, near Gisburn, when the crash happened on Saturday afternoon.

Lancashire Police said Mr Lowcock had been negotiating a left-hand bend when the vehicle went out of control.

He was declared dead at the scene and his wife was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Leeds, where she died. The couple were from Heywood, Rochdale.

Sgt Pete Sculpher, from the Road Policing Unit, said: "A police investigation has been launched into the incident and the couples' family are being supported by a police liaison officer."

The road was closed for more than four hours on Saturday while investigations were carried out.

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