Biker dies after careering off road and crashing into fence
The smash happened on the A713 near Dalmellington at around 5pm on Wednesday.
A motorcyclist has died after losing control on a road and smashing into a fence in East Ayrshire.
The 53-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Ayr Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The crash happened on the A713, south of Mossdale Farm near Dalmellington, at around 5pm on Wednesday.
The biker was travelling northbound and passed a black Mercedes van heading southbound just before he was thrown from the motorcycle.
Police are now appealing for witnesses.
Sergeant Andy Johnston said: "The motorcyclist passed a black Mercedes Sprinter travelling southbound just prior to the collision and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward.
"I would also urge any motorists who observed a black motorcycle travelling on the A713 prior to the incident to get in touch.
"Drivers with dashcams are also asked to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance."