In an emergency always call 999

Motorcyclist named following fatal collision in the Peak District

Posted on 29th October 2018

Just after noon on Saturday, October 20, we received a call from East Midlands Ambulance Service who were attending an incident on the B5035 near the Rising Sun pub, Middleton by Wirksworth.

A 39-year-old motorcyclist, travelling towards the crossroads with the B5023, received fatal injuries when his bike left the road on a bend and collided with trees.

The air ambulance attended, however the man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been named as Leslie Upton, from Cheadle, Staffordshire.

The road was closed for several hours for investigations to take place.

Anyone with information relating to the incident, or who has dash cam footage is asked to contact us on 101 quoting incident number 18000505374.

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