Motorcyclist killed in crash with bin lorry near Shrewsbury is named as inquest opens

A 78-year-old motorcyclist who died after a crash with a bin lorry has been named.

The junction on the A528 where the crash happened. Photo: Google
The junction on the A528 where the crash happened. Photo: Google

An inquest into the death of Barry Howarth Warner, a retired engineer, was opened at Shirehall in Shrewsbury on Thursday.

Mr Warner was involved in the crash last Friday involving his BMW K75 motorbike and a white Mercedes refuse truck on the A528 Shrewsbury Road at Preston Gubbals, a few miles north of the county town.

The hearing was told that police and paramedics were called to the scene after the collision, which took place at around 12.22pm. But nothing could be done to save him, and he was pronounced dead at 12.59pm. His body was identified by a police officer using photo ID.

Mr Warner's inquest was provisionally adjourned to March 2 next year, but the date may be changed.

Earlier this week West Mercia Police issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information or dash-cam footage is asked to contact Pc Tom Symonds by email at, quoting incident 197 of 25 November.

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