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Biker dies in tractor crash

Colin Rutherford, 59, from Irvine, died at the scene.

A biker has died in a crash with a tractor.

Colin Rutherford, 59, from Irvine, was riding a Harley Davidson on the A77 when the accident happened around 9am on Saturday.

Emergency services attended but he died at the scene, near to the junction with Floak Quarry in East Ayrshire.

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Colin Rutherford was declared dead at the crash site (Police Scotland/PA)

The 60-year-old man driving the John Deere tractor did not require medical treatment.

The road was closed for about six hours for police investigations and officers are now appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Cat Gibbons said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw either vehicle being driven prior to the crash, who has not already given details to the police, to come forward.

“You may have driven past shortly before it happened and have dash-cam footage and therefore we would also ask you to think back, where were you – check your footage. You may have information that can help us in our inquiries.”

Police can be contacted on 101.

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