Fatal motorcycle collision on A65

North Yorkshire Police is investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcycle and a 4×4 in the area.

The incident occurred at the Skipton Castle junction on the A65 at around 7.24pm on Friday (13 October 2017).

It involved a blue Suzuki motorcycle that was heading along the A65 from towards Skipton, and a blue Jeep Cherokee that was turning right onto the A65 towards from the A6131 junction.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 20-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His pillion passenger, an 18-year-old woman, suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The occupants of the Jeep were uninjured but are deeply shocked by the incident.

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Local diversions were put in place while the emergency services worked at the scene and to allow the vehicles to be recovered. The road re-opened at 12.40am on Saturday.

Witnesses to the collision or anyone who recalls seeing either the blue Jeep Cherokee or the blue Suzuki motorcycle with a pillion passenger prior to the incident, are urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team. Or email MCIT@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Please quote reference number 12170184025.

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