Motorcyclist, 21, killed in crash in Preston

A 21-year-old man has died after his motorbike crashed in Preston.

Lancashire Police said the motorcycle was in collision with a car in Watling Street, Fulwood, shortly after midnight.

"The motorcyclist was taken to hospital with severe head injuries and unfortunately was pronounced dead four hours later," said a police spokesman.

The spokesman said it was too early to say whether the icy conditions contributed to the crash.

Police have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to contact them.

A woman was also killed when her car careered off the M6 southbound carriageway near Charnock Ricard at about 0900 GMT.

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