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Police seek fatal accident witnesses
12:34pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information about a fatal collision near Sutton Bank at about 5.45pm on Sunday.
A motorcyclist, in his mid-50s and from Beverley, was riding a Ducati machine on the A170 from Thirsk when the collision occurred at Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe.
It is believed the rider was overtaking a line of other vehicles when he collided with a blue Vauxhall Astra car that was turning right into the Bagby junction.
The rider was pronounced dead at the scene. The Astra driver escaped uninjured but was left shocked by the incident.
Highways officials put in place local diversions while police collision investigators analysed the scene and to allow the two vehicles to be recovered. The road re-opened at 11.10pm.
Witnesses or anyone who recalls seeing a Ducati motorcycle heading towards Sutton Bank at about teatime on Sunday, are urged to phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Julian Pearson or email email@example.com
Quote reference NYP-29092013-0434 when providing information.