Motorcyclist Ross Jackson of Stamford killed in crash on A606 between Melton and Oakham

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A 59-year-old man from Stamford has died after a crash on the A606 between Oakham and Melton on Wednesday last week.

Ross Jackson’s red Yamaha motorbike was involved in a collision with a green Skoda Felicia at about 11.30am on the A606 in Leesthorpe.

He was airlifted to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire with serious injuries but died later that day.

The driver of the Skoda had minor injuries and was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment. He has since been discharged.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Investigating officer Det Con Nick Bryan said: “The motorbike was travelling towards Oakham and the Skoda was travelling in the opposite direction when the collision happened at the crossroads known locally as Leesthorpe.

“I would like to appeal for who saw the collision or either vehicles prior to it to call us immediately and help us with our inquiries.”

Anyone with any information is can contact DC 87 Bryan on 0116 222 2222.

The Mercury has opened a book of condolence for Mr Jackson. If you would like to pay tribute e-mail: smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk

Tributes:

We have known Ross as a good friend for many years, your death comes as a great shock to us all, you will be sadly missed, thoughts are with all your family and friends

Pat and Phil

Ross was one of my mentors and shared with me his love of motorcycles He was a kind and gentle man. My heart goes out to his family.

Ian Ibbetson