Update: The motorcyclist has now been named as Joshua Field of Gladstone Road in Tonbridge.
A 24-year-old motorcyclist from Tonbridge has died after a collision in Crowborough this afternoon.
Shortly before 3pm, emergency services were called to a collision on the A26 near to Crowborough Beacon Golf Club. A red and black Suzuki GSXR, ridden by a 24-year-old man from Tonbridge, was with a group of other motorcyclists when it was in collision with a silver Ford Fusion, driven by a 70-year-old woman from Crowborough.
The road was closed both ways for around six hours.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have seen the group of motorcyclists heading north on the A26 in the time leading up to it, to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting Operation Drape.
Just two hours later, another collision claimed the life of a second motorcyclist on Beachy Head Road near Eastbourne.