Motorcyclist killed in two-vehicle crash named by police

John Campbell Dickson died following the collision on the A85 near Oban on Friday.

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A man riding a motorcycle has died following a crash with a car near Oban.

John Campbell Dickson, 62, from Doune, was on a black Kawasaki motorbike when the collision with a black Mitubishi Outlander happened at around 3.20pm on Friday.

Emergency services attended the scene on the A85, east of Connel, and Mr Dickson was taken to Lorne and Islands District and General Hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after.

The road was closed for around nine hours to allow a full collision investigation to take place.

Police officers are appealing for witnesses and particularly want to speak to the driver of a white Transit-type van who was in the area at the time of the incident.

Inspector Archie McGuire, of Police Scotland’s Argyll and West Dunbartonshire Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts go out to Mr Dickson’s family at this difficult time.

“We wish to speak to anyone with information surrounding this crash, specifically the driver of the white Transit-type van, who we believe may be able to assist with our enquiries.

“I would also appeal to anyone with dash-cam footage of the area to please come forward.”Local officers can be contacted via 101, quoting reference number 2350 of April 2, 2021.”