Motorcyclist killed in Somerset crash

A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash on the A371 between Wells and Shepton Mallet in Somerset.

A police spokesman said the biker died at the scene. The driver of a silver Ford S-Max was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The road was closed in both directions between the A39 Glastonbury Road, Priory Road junction and the B3139.

The crash happened just before 0630 GMT. The force spokesman said the road was expected to reopen by 1200 GMT.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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