Crash kills moped rider

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A MOPED rider died in a head-on crash in Barnsley, police have revealed.

The 21-year-old, who has not yet been named, was riding a red-grey Gilera Runner moped along Park Road, Worsbrough Common, when it crossed on to the wrong side of the road and collided with a red Renault Modus travelling in the opposite direction.

Police said the moped rider, a local man, was heading towards Dodworth at the time.

He suffered multiple injuries in the collision, which happened at around 4.50pm on Wednesday, and was pronounced dead on arrival at Barnsley District General Hospital.

The driver of the Renault escaped uninjured.

n Witnesses can call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020 quoting incident number 735 of March 16.