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Teenage rider killed in smash

PUBLISHED: 07:38 09 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:36 03 March 2010

AN 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed when his motorcycle was in collision with a tractor and trailer on a country road near the Suffolk Norfolk border.

POLICE are investigating today after an 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed when his motorcycle was in collision with a tractor and trailer on a country road near the Suffolk/Norfolk border.

An ambulance crew from Thetford tried to resuscitate the teenager and were joined by paramedics from the East Anglian Air Ambulance. But the motorcyclist died at the scene.

The collision happened on Nerthergate Street, Hopton, at 4.50pm yesterday.

No one else was injured in the collision.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said details of the rider would not be released until next of kin had been informed.

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