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Appeal for witnesses following fatal motorcycle and tractor collision near Whitby

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Officers are appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage following a fatal collision on Hawsker Lane near Whitby on Tuesday 20 August 2019.

In happened at around 5pm when a black Yamaha motorcycle, which was travelling with a group of motorcyclists from the direction of Whitby Abbey towards the village of Hawsker, was involved in a collision with a blue tractor which was travelling in the same direction.

Sadly, the rider of the motorcycle a 54 year old male from York was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

The driver of the tractor, a 25 year old male from the Whitby area, was uninjured.

The road remained closed until 23.40pm to allow for a detailed examination of the scene.

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the collision, or saw any of the vehicles beforehand, or has any dash-cam footage to get in touch.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the events surrounding it is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101 or emailing mark.patterson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or Jamie.Lord@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Please quote reference 12190153789 when providing information.

Last modified: August 21, 2019