A MOTORCYCLIST has died in a crash with a car in a village near Ludlow, paramedics say.

The B4361 in Orleton, between Leominster and Ludlow, was closed for several hours on Thursday evening (June 30) due to the crash.

West Mercia Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and the Midlands Air Ambulance were all at the scene.

But the ambulance service has confirmed one man died at the scene.

A spokesperson said paramedics were called to reports of the crash between a car and a motorbike at 5.45pm.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

On arrival, ambulance crews discovered that the motorcyclist, a man, had suffered critical injuries in the collision.

He was already receiving treatment from three off-duty doctors and sadly, it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

The driver of the car did not require treatment, the spokesperson said.

The fire service confirmed that crews from Leominster and Kingsland were called at 6.01pm.