Police appeal for witnesses following fatal collision on the A61

Police are appealing for information following a fatal single vehicle collision near Ripon.

Collision

It occurred at 7.45am on Wednesday 18 September 2013, on the A61 near Quarry Moor, approximately half a mile from the roundabout with Ripon bypass.

The collision involved an orange Kawasaki motorcycle which was heading from Ripon to Harrogate and had just overtaken a number of vehicles.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man from Ripon, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The man's next of kin have been informed. However, we are not yet in a position to name him.

Traffic Sergeant John Lumbard, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said: "If you witnessed the collision or were travelling on the A61 at the time of the incident I urge you to contact the police straight away."

Anyone who can assist officers with this investigation is asked to contact Harrogate police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Steve Wright. Alternatively information can be emailed to steve.wright1309@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk quoting reference number 12130162103.

18 September 2013

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