Police close major route through Northamptonshire for much of the day following serious crash

Police closed the entire A5 stretch in both directions between Weedon and the A43 due to a ‘serious collision’. (Photo: Logan Macleod)

Emergency services were called to the A5 in Northamptonshire following a serious collision.

999 calls were made at 10.20am this morning (Sunday) to reports of a crash on the busy stretch of road between Weedon and Towcester.

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: Motorcyclist, in his 20s, died at scene of crash on A5 in Northamptonshire

At 10.57am National Highways East Midlands said the A5 was closed in both directions between Weedon and the A43 due to a ‘serious collision’.
At 11.33am Northamptonshire Police said: “Officers are dealing with an incident at Watling Street, Weedon. The road is closed and will be for the foreseeable. Please avoid the area. Many thanks in advance.”

At 7.40pm Highways confirmed that all lanes had reopened.

@HighwaysEMIDS said: “The earlier collison has now cleared."

‘Incident here’ signs have been put up outside the Narrowboat pub just south of Weedon which are put up by police following serious collisions to help appeal for witnesses.

Northamptonshire Police confirmed on Monday morning that sadly the rider of a Suzuki motorbike, a man in his 20s, died at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Floral tributes were left at the scene of the crash last night. This newspaper is choosing not to reveal the man’s name at this time.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to email CollisionAppeals@northants.police.uk or call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615, or Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Please quote incident number 23000563054 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.