Motorcyclist dies and pillion passenger airlifted to hospital after Skipton collision

A motorcyclist has died and his pillion passenger is seriously injured in hospital after being involved in a collision with a 4x4 car.

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It happened at the Skipton Castle junction on the A65 at around 7.23pm Friday October 13 involving a blue Suzuki motorbike and a blue Jeep Cherokee.

The 20-year-old rider was pronounced dead at the scene. His 18-year-old female passenger suffered serious leg injuries and was airlifted to hospital. The occupants of the Jeep were uninjured.