Woman pillion passenger dies in motorbike crash

A woman pillion passenger has died and the man who was riding the motorycle has been seriously injured in a crash in North Yorkshire on Sunday afternoon. The crash happened at around 4.30pm on the A170 at the junction with Marton Road in the village of Sinnington, near Pickering.

North Yorkshire Police say a dark-coloured Land Rover Discovery was travelling through Sinnington and turning right into Marton Road when it was in collision with a dark coloured Kawasaki motorcycle which was travelling towards Pickering.

Roads in the area have been closed and diversions have been put in place. Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision and to anyone who saw either of the vehicles prior to the crash, to contact them.