Motorcyclist and pillion passenger killed in crash in North Yorkshire

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NORTH Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist and his pillion passenger were killed in a collision at Low Worsall near Yarm.

The 47-year-old motorcyclist and his 51-year-old female passenger, both from Billingham near Middlesbrough, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the B1264, which happened just after 12.30pm on Saturday.

The blue and white Suzuki motorbike, which was travelling from Yarm towards Great Smeaton, collided with a blue Ford Focus travelling in the opposite direction.

The collision happened around one-and-a-half miles south of Low Worsall.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a 37-year-old man from Middlesbrough, suffered minor injuries in the collision. He was treated at James Cook Hospital before being discharged.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either vehicle prior to the incident, to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help is urged to contact traffic constable Matthew Tanfield or the major collision investigation unit on 101, quoting incident reference number 12150123079.

Or e mail matthew.tanfield@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk