TAYSIDE Police are investigating a two-vehicle road traffic collision which occurred on the A92 Arbroath to Montrose Road, north of Inverkeillor, at about 7.10 a.m. today (Thursday).
A yellow coloured Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle which was travelling south was involved in a collision with a white coloured Mercedes Sprinter van which was exiting a lay-by.
The 33-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was treated at the scene by a Scottish Ambulance Service crew who confirmed that he had succumbed to his injuries. The 58-year-old male driver of the van was uninjured. The identity of the deceased, who is local and from the Montrose area, is not being released until family have been notified.
Crash investigators have attended at the scene to carry out a full investigation. The road is currently closed in both directions and local diversions are in place.
Tayside Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision or witnessed the collision to contact them on 0300 111 2222, speak to any police officer or call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
r Our picture shows the two vehicles involved in the accident.