A MAN has died in a horror crash after losing control of his motorcycle near Dalmellington.

The 53-year-old was travelling on the A713 south of Mossdale Farm at around 5pm when he struck a fence and came off the vehicle.

Mercy crews scrambled to the scene and rushed the casualty to Ayr Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have now launched in investigation into the incident are looking for anyone with dash cam footage of the incident to come forward.

Sergeant Andy Johnston from the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Irvine said: “The motorcyclist passed a black Mercedes Sprinter travelling southbound just prior to the collision and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward.

“I would also urge any motorists who observed a black motorcycle travelling on the A713 prior to the incident to get in touch.

“Drivers with dashcams are also asked to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Divisional Road Policing Unit based at Irvine via 101, quoting incident number 2841 of Wednesday 17 April 2019.”

A spokesperson for Scottish ambulance said: "A spokesperson said: “We received a call at 1708 hours on Wednesday April 17 to attend an incident on the A713 in Ayr.

"We dispatched one ambulance and a specialist paramedic unit to the scene. We conveyed one patient to Ayr Hospital.”