A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a crash today.

It happened on the A166 between Gate Helmsley and Dunnington at 12.35pm and involved a blue Honda Jazz and a white KTM Duke motorbike.

The rider of the motorbike, a man in his 60s, died at the scene due to his injuries. His family have been notified.

The female passenger of the Honda was cut from the vehicle and taken to York Hospital with minor injuries. The female driver is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Police, air ambulance and fire and rescue services attended.

North Yorokshire Police are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the area at the time, who may have seen either vehicle prior to the incident or the incident itself, to contact them. They would also be interested to hear from anyone who captured dash-cam footage of either vehicle or the collision itself.

Phone police on 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to Neale Rees. You can also email Neale.Rees@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk – please quote reference number 12200106035.