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Pillion passenger dies in collision near York

North Yorkshire Police

6:16am 23rd June 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision near York.A woman, who was the pillion passenger on a Honda motorcycle, died when the bike she was travelling on came off the road on the A1237 at Knapton, at around 11.15am on Sunday 22 June 2014.

The woman aged 39 and from the Rotherham area was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The rider of the motorcycle, a man who is also from the Rotherham area, was hurt in the collision but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The A1237 was closed between the A59 roundabout and the Wetherby Road roundabout while collision scene investigators conduced their enquiries into the incident. The road was reopened at around 3.20pm.

 Officers are appealing to anyone witnessed the collision to come forward with information.It is believed that the motorcycle overtook a lorry shortly before the collision occurred and officers would like to speak to the driver of that vehicle as he may have information which can help the investigation.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Constable Dave Seavers or the Major Collision Investigation Unit. Alternatively, information can be emailed to dave.seavers@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk Please quote reference number 12140101844 when passing information about this incident.


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