A LARGE section of the A346 has been closed after a crash between Chiseldon and Ogbourne St George.

It is understood that the incident occurred around 11am this morning and police arrived at 11.30am.

A police officer at the scene said: "There was a serious collision and the road has been closed in both directions all the way to Marlborough."

It is estimated that the A346 from the Ridgeway to Marlborough will be closed for the rest of the afternoon.

The road is also shut in just one direction from New Road to the Ridgeway in order to allow vehicles access to the petrol station.

Wiltshire Police have now reported that a motorcyclist in his 60s died in the crash.