Police have now confirmed that the motorcyclist involved in an accident with a lorry near Thirsk has died. He was a local man, in his 60s. It happened shortly before 6pm on Moor End Lane between Sowerby, Thirsk and Dalton.
The road will remain closed for some hours. Police are appealing for anyone who saw either the red DAF lorry or the orange and white KTM motorcycle before the accident to contact them.