Police motorcyclist and 91-year-old die in crash

A 91-year-old car passenger and an on-duty police motorcyclist have died following a crash in Berkshire.

Thames Valley Police said the incident happened on the A4 Bath Road in Wargrave at about 1.50pm.

“The collision involved a car and motorcycle which was being ridden by on-duty police officer PC James Dixon,” said a police statement.

“Sadly a passenger in the car and PC Dixon died following the incident. The passenger in the vehicle was a 91-year-old woman.”

PC Dixon was based at Loddon Valley police station.

The driver of the car, a woman, was injured and taken to hospital but her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

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Next of kin have been informed.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, as is standard procedure in such a case.