[16 AUG 00] CRIMES,
FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Motorcyclist Dies in Tractor Smash
died after he was in collision with a tractor in south
happened at Spring Lane, Hockley Heath, by the
Warwickshire/Solihull boundary about 12.30pm.
The man, who died
at the scene, was named as Richard Fletcher, aged 30, from
driver, who was not injured, was Thomas Marchant, aged 50, of
Kemps Green, Hockley Heath.
He was driving
the tractor, pulling a trailer with bales of hay, towards Hockley
Heath and was about to turn into a farm entrance.
was travelling in the opposite direction towards Tanworth-in-Arden
on the B4101.
happened on a bend in the road near the Pound House Lane junction.
Any witnesses to
the crash should ring Pc Matthews at Grays Mallory traffic base on